God en geloof in Joodse kampdagboeken

Translated title of the contribution: God and faith in Jewish camp diaries

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In general faith is not a prominent issue in the diaries of Jewish deportees to the camps. Religious attitudes vary from secularism to orthodoxy. Some authors had an external readership in mind and wanted to record a chronicle of camp life, others kept it solely for their private use. For all diarists the purpose the diary served to keep in touch with the person they had been before being reduced to a number or vermin, like the camp system aimed at.
Translated title of the contributionGod and faith in Jewish camp diaries
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationGeen moment verloren. Opstellen over de Hebreeuwse Bijbel, Etty Hillesum en het Jodendom
Subtitle of host publicationLiber amicorum voor dr. Klaas A.D. Smelik bij zijn afscheid als professor Hebreeuws en Joodse Studies aan de Universiteit Gent
EditorsMarja Clement, Meins C.S. Coetsier, Jurjen Wiersma
Place of PublicationOud-Turnhout, België
PublisherGompels & Svacina
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789463711456
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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