Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory Audiobook, by Elizabeth Rosner Play Audiobook Sample

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory Audiobook

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory Audiobook, by Elizabeth Rosner Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Elizabeth Rosner Publisher: Author's Republic Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781518964718

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77:22 minutes

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16 seconds

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34:40 minutes

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As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental events―the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Survivor Caf├® addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp―in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015―each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization. She explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the intergenerational inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity. Survivor Caf├® becomes a lens for numerous constructs of memory―from museums and commemorative sites to national reconciliation projects to small-group cross-cultural encounters. Beyond preserving the firsthand testimonies of participants and witnesses, individuals and societies must continually take responsibility for learning the painful lessons of the past in order to offer hope for the future. Survivor Caf├® offers a clear-eyed sense of the enormity of our twenty-first-century human inheritance―not only among direct descendants of the Holocaust but also in the shape of our collective responsibility to learn from tragedy, and to keep the ever-changing conversations alive between the past and the present.

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"Survivor Café—which combines moving personal narrative with illuminating research into the impact of mass trauma on a personal and cultural scale—feels like the book Rosner was born to write. Each page is imbued with urgency, with sincerity, with heartache, with heart…Her words will help us remember the cost of hate long after the last Holocaust survivors are gone. Her words, alongside the words of other survivors of atrocity and their descendants across the globe, can help us build a more humane world.”

— San Francisco Chronicle 


  • “Shines an unblinking light on the most horrific of 20th-century crimes…The themes of memory, language, and the bodily imprint of trauma are powerful.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A thoughtful, probing meditation on the fragility of memory and the indelible inheritance of pain.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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