Reading Anne Frank and Ellie Wiesel: Voice and Gender in Stories about the Holocaust

TitleReading Anne Frank and Ellie Wiesel: Voice and Gender in Stories about the Holocaust
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLagerwey, Mary
JournalContemporary Jewry
Volume17
Issue1
Start Page48
Pagination48-65
Date Published01/1996
Abstract

I consider two life stories, Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl and Night, that have played major roles in shaping collective memories of the Holocaust in the United States. These collective representations, including I argue, widely read personal accounts of the Holocaust, add to and surpass personal experience as a source of knowledge. The two stories are examined through lenses of gender. I draw from the Durkheimian tradition of collective representations and argue that the reception and popularity ofthis pair of stories have been constituted by their gendered nature

Short TitleReading Anne Frank and Ellie Wiesel
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