Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory
Counterpoint Press

Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

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As featured on NPR and in The New York Times, Survivor Cafe is a bold work of nonfiction that examines the ways that survivors, witnesses, and post-war generations talk about and shape traumatic experiences. As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental events?the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields?begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp?in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015?each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization. She explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of surviv