Snap shots of a nightmare : recollections of aged Danube Swabian survivors of post-WWII genocide / by Brian W. Landry.
This study narrated the experiences of ethnic German child survivors of genocide in Yugoslavia following World War II. Commonalities among the participants' stories were identified, evaluated, and discussed in the context of trying to identify the essence of each participant's accounting of their survival.The blended qualitative methodology of historical-biography was used to facilitate the study. Through this method, the reader was enlightened to the history of a people and their suffering, the trauma felt at the hands of evil, the survivor's stories, and what I think it means to them as they lived through their adult lives.Using the theoretical framework for this study as a guideline, the evaluation and analysis of the survivors' narratives determined three major findings: (a) the participants' visions of the self affected their survival in the concentration camps, (b) despite the severe trauma suffered, the participants exhibited extreme resilience into their adult years, (c) the participants successfully transcended the loss of their livelihoods.
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