"While an exchange between . . . executioner and victim remained for a longtime inconceivable, a dialogue between their children or grandchildren now seems possible and even necessary. [The] volume . . . is an illustration of this."—Elie Wiesel
"Second Generation Voices is a brilliant anthology, a must-read for anybody who want to learn more about the transmission of trauma from victims to children."—Ursula Duba, author of Tales from a Child of the Enemy
"An anthology in which people that the Holocaust touched second hand reflect on their relationships with their parents, society at large, and the events of the past. They consider the search for roots, inheriting parental trauma, the journey to parents’ birthplaces and to death camps, issues of faith and religion, identity and the Yiddish language, confronting a repressed past, and whether dialogue is possible."—Booknews
Alan L. Berger holds the Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies and directs the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of Crisis and Covenant: The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction, Children of Job: American Second Generation Witnesses, and editor of Judaism in the Modern World.
Naomi Berger is a marriage and family therapist on the staff at the Counseling Center at Florida Atlantic University and is in private practice.
6 x 9, 398 pages