Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory
Aarons, Victoria and Alan L. Berger.Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory. Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 2017. Print book or eBook.
This collection of essays announces the flowering of a third generation of Holocaust authors and artists. In it, the authors seek to articulate and analyze the structures, themes, and patterns of this genre of memory-writing. They frame this literature in the light of the theory of post-memory, sometimes suggesting theoretical shortcomings or gaps as well. Ultimately, they develop a robust account of the tensions, anxieties, and traumas that this new wave of recollection seeks to make present and re-inscribe.