Family and Trauma: The Autobiography of Scholarship

Diane L. Wolf
2020 Genealogy  
Unpeeling what is usually concealed by professional language, this essay explores the interactive relationship between my research, on the one hand, and my personal and family history, on the other. These connections are not simply uni-directional, but dynamic and interactive, evolving over time. Although some of my research questions may have paralleled my personal challenges, the Holocaust survivors I have researched also deeply affected my emotional life and personal trajectory at different
more » ... ctory at different times. I briefly discuss my genealogical inheritance coupled with an in-depth focus on my scholarship.
doi:10.3390/genealogy4040107 fatcat:mpx6vlfifjdhhntm3t5vn3lphi