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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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DWORK, Debórah. To Work with the History of the Holocaust. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2016, vol.61, n.228, pp.235-246. ISSN 0185-1918.

This article displays a kaleidoscopic narrative to shed light on the history of the Holocaust. How strongly do historians of the Holocaust and the genocide relate themselves with the individuals they are writing about? Do they assume those individuals' histories as their own in order to understand them? This paper revolves around the history of the Holocaust viewed from a new standpoint, as the author shares with utter intellectual rigor and commitment how her field-work interviewing Holocaust victims and survivors has had a direct impact on her daily life. Here, the specificity of the issue and the always complex bonds among the historical episode, subjectivity, and the researcher view are intertwined.

Keywords : history of the Holocaust; genocide; oral history.

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