“Historical accounts of tragedies are both moving and necessary. We must know the truth of what happens; causes, effects, the impacts, whatever “meaning” there is to be gleaned from reflection and analysis.
But an overview, regardless of its excellence, must be reinforced by a microview—
What happened in the details?....
Jews were betrayed by neighbors, robbed, beaten, removed from their sources of work, deported, starved, tortured, murdered—and still some survived.”
Harry James Cargas, Professor of English emeritus, Webster University
Internationally known scholar of Holocaust literature