10 Oct 2017

How to remember terrible events

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:07 pm on 10 October 2017
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Photo: Judy Dater

Memories can be a blessing and a curse.  The witnesses of some of the most the most traumatic events in history, like the Holocaust and the Cambodian Killing Fields, are dying and  it is left to their children and grandchildren to preserve the memories.

But can the trauma be passed down too?

Author Elizabeth Rosner  is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors.  She explores the complexity of memory and how to preserve the past so the lessons of history are not lost in her book Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory.

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