ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 30, 2017
Time’s Witnesses: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust
Edited by Jakob Lothe
‘If we had held one minute’s silence for each of the six million Jews who were murdered, we would have remained silent for twelve years.’ Blanche Major. In Time’s Witnesses: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust, Major and nine other Jewish women testify about their horrific experiences in Auschwitz, Theresienstadt, Bergen-Belsen and other Nazi camps.This book tells of humiliation, hunger, death and despair, but also of dignity, unity and hope-and an indomitable will to live. Each woman’s experience is unique; yet their reflections share a common hope for reconciliation and understanding. They are a testament to the Nazi atrocities and a caution for the future. Theirs are stories the world must never forget.
Reviews of Time’s Witnesses: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust
This book is an absolutely unique work of documentation, and it makes a unique impression. Sindre Hovdenakk, VG
Jakob Lothe (b.1950) is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo. His previous publications include Time’s Witnesses: Narratives from Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen (co-edited with Anette Storeide, 2006) and After Testimony: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future (co-edited with Susan Rubin Suleiman and James Phelan, 2012). He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the leader of the Academy’s committee on human rights.