“The book is a very fine piece of scholarship.”
—American Journal of Sociology
"Janet Jacobs has provided us with a thoroughly sociological understanding of the social transmission of collective trauma across generations. It is integrative theoretically and empirically, focusing on the social structures and social relations of transmission, including family processes, rituals and narratives of identity construction, public commemorations, and the sociology of place. There are, as she notes, `multiple landscapes of memory’ and her sensitive and in-depth empirical work shows many of them. This book will be a valued addition to the sociology of collective memory and to genocide and Holocaust Studies."
—Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University Chicago
"This important book illustrates the social structures through which the trauma of the Holocaust has been transmitted to the children and grandchildren of survivors. Based on carefully documented narratives gathered over ten years, Jacobs’s contribution is profound and illuminating."
—Wendy Cadge, Brandeis University
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