On March 28, 2011 Régine Waintrater presented a paper entitled "Testimony: Genocide and Transmission" at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Waintrater's appearance was sponsored by University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Régine Waintrater is a psychoanalyst, family therapist, and an associate professor at the Université Paris 7-Diderot. Her practice as a therapist is critical of the ideology of testimony as catharsis. Waintrater has been involved in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library, and in the USC Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, two important projects of testimony collection. She is the author of Sortir du genocide (Out of Genocide: Testifying to Learn to Live Again).
Further Reading (including some of the sources cited in the lecture):
Améry, Jean. At the Mind's Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities.
Delbo, Charlotte. Days and Memory.
Hatzfeld, Jean. Into the Quick of Life.
Langer, Lawrence. Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory.
Levi, Primo. The Drowned and the Saved.
Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz.
Ricoeur, Paul. Oneself as Another.