Telling memories: what the oral histories of russian jews reveal about memory | Curio

Telling memories: what the oral histories of russian jews reveal about memory

29 mins | May 28, 2017

Jewish émigrés from the former Soviet Union tell inconsistent stories. Helen Haft writing in Aeon Magazine tries to find out what explains these discrepancies. At what point do our memories, morphed by time and ourselves, replace our initial interpretation of events? Can our initial perceptions ever be objective? And what does this say about the nature of memory? ​

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From Aeon magazine