Holocaust literature


The novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne can be considered an example of literature about the Holocaust. Nazism and the Holocaust, one of the darkest chapters in German history, gave rise to this new genre of literature with numerous different types of texts. In addition to authentic reports, diaries, and biographies, there are also poems, novels, essays, and stories that deal with the atrocities committed in the concentration camps. The term "Holocaust literature" originated in the English-speaking world and has gradually become established worldwide.

If camp inmates had the opportunity to write during their imprisonment, they did so in order to come to terms with their new and usually poor living situation. But many people also wanted to leave test...

The text shown above is just an extract. Only members can read the full content.

Get access to the full Study Guide.

As a member of PrimeStudyGuides.com, you get access to all of the content.

Sign up now

Already a member? Log in