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New Memoirs Join Shoah’s Canon

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/new_memoirs_join_shoahs_canon_20040416

"To write or not to write," Eva Gossman ponders in the first chapter of her Holocaust memoir, recounting the internal debate she had about whether to write this book. She asked many deep and tough questions: about whether it made sense, given all that has been written about the period, to write one more account; whether a personal narrative would add to historians' understanding; whether memory is reliable after so many years.

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