After reading Marianne Hirsch’s journal article The Generation of Postmemory, which specificially deals with postmemory in terms of the Holocaust, I decided to create a mindmap detailing her thoughts and explanations on postmemory as an aid to understand this concept better.

postmemoryI will include a PDF version of it here as well as the text might be a little small on the clickable image above.

Marianne Hirsch also discusses postmemory in this video, which again highlights most of the points mentioned above in my mindmap.


Reference List

Hirsch, Marianne (2008) The Generation of Postmemory’  In: Poetics Today 29:1 (Spring 2008) pp. 103-128

Hirsch, Marianne (2016) Hirsch Marianne POSTMEMORY definition [user-generated content online] Dir. Philippe Mesnard and Stephanie Perrin. Fondation Auschwitz. 2 October, 2016. 14 mins 2 secs. Available at: (Accessed 8 January, 2017)







One thought on “Postmemory”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s