Holocaust Mothers and Daughters: Family, History, and Trauma (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) (Hardcover)

Holocaust Mothers and Daughters: Family, History, and Trauma (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) By Federica K. Clementi, Shulamit Reinharz (Foreword by) Cover Image
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In this brave and original work, Federica Clementi focuses on the mother-daughter bond as depicted in six works by women who experienced the Holocaust, sometimes with their mothers, sometimes not. The daughters’ memoirs, which record the “all-too-human” qualities of those who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis, show that the Holocaust cannot be used to neatly segregate lives into the categories of before and after. Clementi’s discussions of differences in social status, along with the persistence of antisemitism and patriarchal structures, support this point strongly, demonstrating the tenacity of trauma—individual, familial, and collective—among Jews in twentieth-century Europe.

About the Author


FEDERICA K. CLEMENTI is associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781611684759
ISBN-10: 1611684757
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2013
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry