(Re)Mediating Holocaust Survivor Testimony

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Roy Schwartzman

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As the number of Holocaust survivors declines, their live eyewitness testimony will be preserved and communicated via other media. This transformation prompts a key question. What value can personal testimony have when disembodied and presented in a medium more manipulable by the audience? The response addresses three types of mediated testimony: the first televised broadcast of a Holocaust survivor’s story, on the 1953 U.S. television series This Is Your Life; archival video testimonies; and “unsettled testimony” consisting of less structured, first-person testimonies gathered by the author that reveal the challenges of discursive representation. Each type of testimony offers distinct advantages and limitations in reducing prejudice and fostering understanding.

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Schwartzman, R. (2020). (Re)Mediating Holocaust Survivor Testimony. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 7(12), 68-80. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.712.9410
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