"Die schlechte seite" : Holocaust survivors' perceptions of region, landscape, space and place in Auschwitz / by Jamie L. Wraight.
Since the end of World War Two, historians, psychologists and literary scholars have examined the memories of Holocaust survivors. These memories have manifested themselves in written memoirs, novels and poems as well as, oral history interviews. Such examinations have brought to the fore questions concerning the accuracy of survivor memory as well as, time and chronology within survivor memory. Rather than revisiting these questions, this dissertation attempts to examine Holocaust survivor memory, specifically memoirs and oral history interviews using the tenets of humanistic geography. With its emphasis on how people remember and interpret their physical environments, humanistic geography provides a different view of memory. At best, this study provides readers some insight into how people remember landscapes, spaces and places around them. At the very least, it provides researchers with a more nuanced view of the landscape of the Holocaust, specifically, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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