• Izraelský historik Otto Dov Kulka vypráví osvětimský příběh o české rodině, která nikdy neexistovala

    Author(s):
    Anna Hajkova (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Jewish Studies
    Subject(s):
    Czech literature, Holocaust studies, Jewish history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Holocaust, narratives, survivors' accounts
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6T93T
    Abstract:
    This article discusses the award-winning book by Otto Dov Kulka, Krajiny metropole smrti. The book, which tells of the author’s childhood experience in Nazi concentration camps, depicts a family that did not exist. Kulka wrote out his older sister and first father, possibly because their mention would point to the fact that his mother had bad an extramarital relationship with the man who became his second, and adoptive, father, Erich Kulka. By analyzing these omissions, I offer a close narrative reading and feminist critique, demonstrating that memoirs of famous men routinely remove important women protagonists. Moreover, I argue, the issue at hand is an uncritical, sentimentalizing reading of Holocaust history and survivors’ memoirs.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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