It Kept Us Alive

Humor in the Holocaust

By Chaya Ostrower

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 440

ISBN: 9789653084766

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The book demonstrates how humor helped in coping with the terrible reality of the Holocaust period. Interviews with survivors describe horrific events, intertwined with macabre humor. The author classifies the types of humor and jokes, and studies their respective functions in the ghettos, concentration camps and death camps. Included in the book are humorous ditties, songs and cabaret sketches, as well as the unique stories of two ghetto clowns.