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When looking back on a significant event in history or even just ones life there are usually two perspectives First of all the event can be something that has been accepted One does not necessarily have to take pride in it but they will not ignore the fact that it happened its a part of life In this case the event is not brought up on a day to day basis but when it is the person who lived through it can deal with it and does not become disturbed The second outlook is that one would want to forget it ever happened at all In this case the person tries to put it behind them and in doing so it really disturbs them When the event is brought up it hurts and it could even in some instances hurt the person on a day to day basis It may not be a conscious thing but it could be at times When we look at British-Jewish literature we can see the Holocaust as this significant event in history This literature is definitely post-Holocaust literature in that these two perspectives are taken on in many works While assessing a couple of books we will run into people who try to act as if the Holocaust never affected them while it has as well as ones who accept that the Holocaust happened and it was a rather large part of their life The first work that will be looked at is Kindertransport by Diane Samuels In this piece we immediately learn about Eva Evelyns younger self She is a child who is sent to England by her mother in order to avoid any harm during the years of the Holocaust In England Evas name is changed to Evelyn because she wants an English name in order to feel as though she is one of the English This is symbolic of her new beginning although she does not
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