Marianne Hirsch, Surviving Images: Holocaust Photographs and the Work of Postmemory

This essay looks at what Hirsch terms the phenomenon of ‘postmemory’, which occurs when a trauma is revisited or experienced anew by a generation that comes after the generation who experienced the trauma first hand. She focuses on the Shoah, probably since it is the most accessible (there is a wealth of data) and it is now separated by more than one generation of postmemory and as such can be more readily used to illustrate her concept. Continue reading “Marianne Hirsch, Surviving Images: Holocaust Photographs and the Work of Postmemory”

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