By Schaumann, Caroline
Reminiscence issues juxtaposes in tripartite constitution texts by way of a baby of German bystanders (Wolf), an Austrian-Jewish child-survivor (KlГѓВјger), a daughter of Jewish ГѓВ©migrГѓВ©s (Honigmann), a daughter of an officer excited about the German resistance (Bruhns), a granddaughter of a baptized Polish Jew (Maron), and a granddaughter of German refuges from East Prussia (DГѓВјckers). put outdoors of the distorting victim-perpetrator, Jewish-German, man-woman, and war-postwar binary, it turns into noticeable that the texts neither entire nor contradict one another, yet reply to each other by way of concept, reverberation, refraction, incongruity, and ambiguity. concentrating on genealogies of ladies, the e-book delineates a special cultural reminiscence than the counting of (male-inflected) generations and a male-dominated Holocaust and postwar literature canon. It examines intergenerational conflicts and the negotiation of stories opposed to the backdrop of a sophisticated mother-daughter courting that follows unpredictable styles and provokes either discord and empathy. Schaumanns method questions the belief that German-gentile and German-Jewish postwar stories are inevitably diametrically antagonistic (i.e. reply to a detrimental symbiosis) and uncovers intersections and continuities as well as conflicts.