Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz
in Jewish Memory.
In "What's Wrong with This Picture?," coauthored by Hirsch and her partner, historian Leo Spitzer, the authors demonstrate how an analog photograph of Hirsch's parents taken in 1942 Czernowitz
operates as a "point of memory" and instrument of transmitting the parents' trauma (61).
I trace how the category of child survivors came to be recognized in Holocaust historiography and identify specific characteristics of child survivors' memoirs as reflected in the writing of Aharon Appelfeld (born near Czernowitz
In military circles, it was "believed that the Russians are already in Hungary and that their left flank is about to commence operations in the region of Czernowitz
"Wie studiert man Sozialwissenschaft?" In: Schriften des Sozialwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Czernowitz
Born in Radautz, in the Bukovina region of Romania not far from Celan's birthplace of Czernowitz
, Pagis entered the "concentrationary universe" as a nine-year-old and preserved in his taut poetic lines the detritus of his childhood: an Underwood typewriter, a grandfather clock, fragments of scriptures, of jokes, of truncated conversations.
See Rosenthal, Bianca (1991), "Alfred Margul-Sperber: Ein Deutscher Dichter aus Storozinetz bei Czernowitz
," Bulletin des Leo Baeck Instituts 68: 41-58.
In Hirsch's case, her parents strolled down their prewar main street Herrengasse in Czernowitz
, which later became Iancu Flondor in Romanian Cernauti, and is today Kobylanska in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.