John Spitzer: How Trauma Becomes a Story

Eduard Saakashvili
By Eduard Saakashvili, 2017 Fellow

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This digital project, in English and Georgian, chronicles the life of Dr. John Spitzer. Beginning with his childhood in Hungary, it uses a map to trace the path of his life from the Holocaust to retirement in the United States. Along the way, a key questions that animates the narrative is how he was able to turn his traumatic experiences into a story that he shares with students in his frequent lectures.