Date of Project


Document Type

Honors Thesis

School Name

College of Arts and Sciences



Major Advisor

Dr. Fedja Buric

Second Advisor

Dr. Timothy Welliver

Third Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Barker


There is an important connection between ideology and rehabilitation after a traumatic experience that I aim to examine in my thesis. In particular, I wish to focus on the Holocaust. Looking at Elie Wiesel, I wish to examine the memoirs of this man and the life he lived after he was freed from the concentration camps. I aim to analyze his memoir and look at how he dealt with his experiences through his writing in contrast to other Holocaust survivors. With my thesis, I will examine the way this man coped with being a survivor of the Holocaust. My thesis will contain important research on why people reacted differently to being survivors of the Holocaust.

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