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Numbered Days: Diaries and the Holocaust

Alexandra Garbarini

Abstract

As the Nazis swept across Europe during World War II, Jewish victims wrote diaries in which they grappled with the terror unfolding around them. Some wrote simply to process the contradictory bits of news they received; some wrote so that their children, already safe in another country, might one day understand what had happened to their parents; and some wrote to furnish unknown readers in the outside world with evidence against the Nazi regime. Were these diarists resisters, or did the process of writing make the ravages of the Holocaust even more difficult to bear? Drawing on an array of un ... More

Keywords: Nazis, World War II, diarists, Holocaust, German-occupied Europe, diary writing, mourning, Jewish victims, diaries, terror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780300112528
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300112528.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Garbarini, author