"Robert Kraft finds common threads in disparate testimonies, and using the words of the survivors themselves, provides new and revelatory insights into the way survivors remember and how memory functions and influences the past, present, and future. Memory Perceived: Recalling the Holocaust presents years of careful viewing, deep thinking, and skillful analysis. In combination with Lawrence L. Langer's Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory, this book provides a new paradigm for understanding the impact of the Holocaust both on individuals and for society as a whole."-Joanne W. Rudof, Archivist Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Yale University
Compelling examples from 200 hours of testimony by Holocaust survivors form the foundation of this volume on how memory responds to atrocity—how people comprehend and remember deeply traumatic experiences, and how they ultimately adapt.