visions of infancy. a reading of jona oberski, infancy


  • fabiana cortes carvalho


Of Jewish-German origin, Jona Oberski was born in Amersterdam. During the Nazi rule that coincided with her childhood she was arrested by the Germans and deported to the Bergen-Belsin concentration camp after having also spent time in the Westerbork camp. While at Belsen her father died at the camp, and her mother later died in 1945, after the liberation. Oberski was adopted by a couple from Amsterdam, and years later dedicated herself to the studying of Physics, the area in which she currently works. Through the lens of a little protagonist, and the “ignorant” lens of the infancy of the atrocious reality in which it lives preserves only some details, impressions, and lived experiences that are narrated as if they had occurred in the present, even though they have passed. This article enters into this dialogic process and tries to establish new beginnings, negating or affirming old standards and models, notions and visions, questioning and answering old and new questions. Key Words: Infancy; Jona Oberski; Voice



How to Cite

carvalho, fabiana cortes. (2010). visions of infancy. a reading of jona oberski, infancy. Childhood & Philosophy, 3(5), pp. 85–101. Retrieved from