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Writing against silence. Jewish writers of the generation-after in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and France: A comparisone

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"Writing against silence" means taking into account the difference between the silence of the victims and that of the perpetrators and bystanders. Particularly in the case of German and Austrian Jewish writers, it means to write against the perpetrators who refuse to confess their guilt. Dutch Jewish literature of the younger generation strongly bears the hallmark of autobiographical writing and remains close to the poetic principles of psychological realism. In prewar times, literature written by Jews in the German language had belonged to the cultural mainstream. Austrian Jewish writers have joined their non-Jewish colleagues in their efforts to unmask the façade of an innocent nation. For young Jewish authors in the Netherlands, writing against silence means to regain a Jewish identity that their parents wanted them to forget, thinking that such behavior would open up a better future for them.

Keywords: Austrian Jewish writers; Dutch Jewish literature; German language; Jewish identity; Netherlands; psychological realism; writing against silence



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