“Born into a Broken World:” The Holocaust Carrier


  • Susan Jacobowitz The City University of New York, Queensborough Community College, CUNY image/svg+xml




Holocaust, memoir, second-generation, postmemory, identity


In this article, a second-generation author explores the conflicts and challenges of post-war Jewish identity and the inheritance from her father, through the medium of literature by and about sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors.


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Author Biography

Susan Jacobowitz, The City University of New York, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

Is a Professor of English at Queensborough Community College at The City University of New York. Her scholarship has appeared in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, Ilha Do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literature, in English and Cultural Studies, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, East European Jewish Affairs, Post Script: Essays in Film and Humanities, Journal of American Ethnic History, Clio, and Philip Roth Studies. She has contributed essays to Teaching the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context, Religion and Nationalism: The Struggle for Modern Jewish Identity, Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader, Companion to Australian Literature after 1900, Art Spiegelman: Conversations, and Jewish Women’s Writings of the 1990s and Beyond in Great Britain and the United States.


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How to Cite

Jacobowitz, Susan. 2023. “‘Born into a Broken World:’ The Holocaust Carrier”. Politeja 20 (3(84):203-12. https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.20.2023.84.16.