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Publication Date

10-3-2013

Abstract

SPEAKER: Amos Goldberg

DESCRIPTION: From the publication of Anne Frank’s diary in 1947 to the more recent availability of other Holocaust diaries and collections, historians and lay readers alike have been intrigued by the window into daily life that diaries offer. Yet using diaries to understand history is not straightforward. Dr. Amos Goldberg, Cutler Distinguished Visiting Scholar, explored why Holocaust diaries are a rich but problematic source, and what the ethical implications of using diaries — and questioning them — are.

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