Social Inheritance of the Holocaust: Gender, Culture and Memory
Reading, A. Social Inheritance of the Holocaust: Gender, Culture and Memory. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Print book or eBook.
In this book, the relationships between gender, culture, and memory are analyzed to determine how “collective” memory is inherited socially and through gendered cultural negotiations. It contemplates who has the authority to remember and retell memories, whose testimony will be believed, who will be remembered as a witness in the master narrative, and who importantly will be forgotten. It also investigates the impact of personal identities on the relationship between individual and collective memories.