Confronting destruction: social context and life story in the diaries of two adolescents in eastern European ghettos during the shoah.

@article{Cohler2012ConfrontingDS,
  title={Confronting destruction: social context and life story in the diaries of two adolescents in eastern European ghettos during the shoah.},
  author={B. Cohler},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={
          220-30
        }
}
  • B. Cohler
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Life-writing, such as in diaries and memoirs, offers a means for managing misfortune and fosters an enhanced sense of self-coherence. The devastation that accompanied the effort by the Third Reich to destroy Europe's Jewish citizens challenged resilience, sense of personal agency, and the capacity to deal with personal loss and the destruction of community. The capacity for writing a coherent life story first emerges during adolescence. Reporting on the diaries of two adolescents living in… Expand
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