Literature and survival: the relationship between fact and fiction in concentration-camp memoirs

@article{Reiter1991LiteratureAS,
  title={Literature and survival: the relationship between fact and fiction in concentration-camp memoirs},
  author={A. Reiter},
  journal={Journal of European Studies},
  year={1991},
  volume={21},
  pages={259 - 279}
}
  • A. Reiter
  • Published 1991
  • History
  • Journal of European Studies
Survivors have related their concentration-camp experience both in the form of novels and reports. The authentic report has been favoured by the overall majority who express some anguish over the viability of fiction for presenting their memory. They feel that, as first-hand witnesses to the crimes of the Nazi regime, they cannot afford to resort to fiction in relating these experiences. Nevertheless, there are a few survivors who did choose to express their ordeal by way of the novel, thus… Expand
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