DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.07.004
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Corinne E. Blackmer

Abstract: Mendel, a survivor of Auschwitz who lives in Israel, remains silent for forty years after his traumatic experiences.However, Mendel, for no reason that his daughter Bella, also a survivor, can discern, begins to testify to his horrific ordeals during the Holocaust at putatively inopportune times, such as religious holidays and family celebrations. has very diverse and inexplicable effects on different family members: Some, like the daughter Bella, eventually wish to hear more about the experiences of her fat…

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