Remembering Jasenovac: Survivor Testimonies and the Cultural Dimension of Bearing Witness

  title={Remembering Jasenovac: Survivor Testimonies and the Cultural Dimension of Bearing Witness},
  author={Jovan Byford},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  pages={58 - 84}
  • J. Byford
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Sociology
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
This article examines testimonies of Jasenovac survivors recorded in Serbia between 1989 and 1997 for the oral history collections of the Fortunoff Archive and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The author highlights the differences between the assumptions about survivors and testimony underpinning the US-based interview projects, on the one hand, and the understanding of bearing witness that is apparent in testimonies recorded for projects in Serbia on the other. Contrasting the… 
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