Holocaust and the Moving Image

Representations in Film and Television Since 1933

Author: Toby Haggith,Joanna Newman

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764519

Category: History

Page: 317

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Based on an event held at the Imperial War Museum in 2001, this book is a blend of voices and perspectives - archivists, curators, filmmakers, scholars, and Holocaust survivors. Each section examines films and how they have contributed to wider awareness and understanding of the Holocaust since the war.
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Haunted images

film, ethics, testimony and the Holocaust

Author: Libby Saxton

Publisher: Wallflower Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 162

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Discussing films such as 'Kapo', 'Shoah' and 'Histoire(s) du cinéma', 'Haunted Images' takes a close look at a range of treatments of the Holocaust in film, using sustained textual analysis to rethink film as a witness to history.
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Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood

Author: Idith Zertal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446624

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The ghost of the Holocaust is ever present in Israel, in the lives and nightmares of the survivors and in the absence of the victims. In this compelling and disturbing analysis, Idith Zertal, a leading member of the new generation of revisionist historians in Israel, considers the ways Israel has used the memory of the Holocaust to define and legitimize its existence and politics. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author exposes the pivotal role of the Holocaust in Israel's public sphere, in its project of nation building, its politics of power and its perception of the conflict with the Palestinians. She argues that the centrality of the Holocaust has led to a culture of death and victimhood that permeates Israel's society and self-image. For the updated paperback edition of the book, Tony Judt, the world-renowned historian and political commentator, has contributed a foreword in which he writes of Zertal's courage, the originality of her work, and the 'unforgiving honesty with which she looks at the moral condition of her own country'.
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Killer Images

Documentary Film, Memory, and the Performance of Violence

Author: Joram ten Brink,Joshua Oppenheimer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. Today, when media coverage is central to the execution of terror campaigns and news anchormen serve as embedded journalists, a critical understanding of how the moving image is implicated in the imaginations and actions of perpetrators and survivors of violence is all the more urgent. If the cinematic image and mass violence are among the defining features of modernity, the former is significantly implicated in the latter, and the nature of this implication is the book's central focus. This book brings together a range of newly commissioned essays and interviews from the world's leading academics and documentary filmmakers, including Ben Anderson, Errol Morris, Harun Farocki, Rithy Phan, Avi Mograbi, Brian Winston, and Michael Chanan. Contributors explore such topics as the tension between remembrance and performance, the function of moving images in the execution of political violence, and nonfiction filmmaking methods that facilitate communities of survivors to respond to, recover, and redeem a history that sought to physically and symbolically annihilate them
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Film and the Holocaust

New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Author: Aaron Kerner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441183892

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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When representing the Holocaust, the slightest hint of narrative embellishment strikes contemporary audiences as somehow a violation against those who suffered under the Nazis. This anxiety is, at least in part, rooted in Theodor Adorno's dictum that "To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric." And despite the fact that he later reversed his position, the conservative opposition to all "artistic" representations of the Holocaust remains powerful, leading to the insistent demand that it be represented, as it really was. And yet, whether it's the girl in the red dress or a German soldier belting out Bach on a piano during the purge of the ghetto in Schindler's List, or the use of tracking shots in the documentaries Shoah and Night and Fog, all genres invent or otherwise embellish the narrative to locate meaning in an event that we commonly refer to as "unimaginable." This wide-ranging book surveys and discusses the ways in which the Holocaust has been represented in cinema, covering a deep cross-section of both national cinemas and genres.
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Indelible Shadows

Film and the Holocaust

Author: Annette Insdorf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 410

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Includes five new chapters that cover recent trends, as well as rediscoveries of motion pictures.
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The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust

Gender, Culture and Memory

Author: Anna Reading

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333761472

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 1982

The book raises public debate in this neglected area and offers a new and complex approach to understanding the significance of gender in relation to cultural mediations of history and the Nazi Holocaust in particular."--Jacket.
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Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

Author: M. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388579

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.
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Uncovering the Holocaust

The International Reception of Night and Fog

Author: Ewout van der Knaap

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764649

Category: History

Page: 198

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The articles in this book provide details and insightful observations on the political and social reception of 'Night and Fog'. They offer a new dimension to scholarship on the film and its place in the debate on memory and the Holocaust.
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The Transcultural Turn

Interrogating Memory Between and Beyond Borders

Author: Lucy Bond,Jessica Rapson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110370751

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 285

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Transculturalism has emerged as one of the most debated and diverse discourses of the interdisciplinary field of memory studies. Analysing the complex ways in which representations of the past travel between and beyond borders in an increasingly globalized present, this edited collection considers some of the most important developments within memory studies across a variety of cultural and historical contexts from the Holocaust to 9/11.
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The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Author: Peter Hayes,John K. Roth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019165079X

Category: History

Page: 792

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Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous literature in multiple academic disciplines and a touchstone of public and intellectual discourse in such diverse fields as politics, ethics and religion. Forward-looking and multi-disciplinary, this handbook draws on the work of an international team of forty-seven outstanding scholars. The handbook is thematically divided into five broad sections. Part One, Enablers, concentrates on the broad and necessary contextual conditions for the Holocaust. Part Two, Protagonists, concentrates on the principal persons and groups involved in the Holocaust and attempts to disaggregate the conventional interpretive categories of perpetrator, victim, and bystander. It examines the agency of the Nazi leaders and killers and of those involved in resisting and surviving the assault. Part Three, Settings, concentrates on the particular places, sites, and physical circumstances where the actions of the Holocaust's protagonists and the forms of persecution were literally grounded. Part Four, Representations, engages complex questions about how the Holocaust can and should be grasped and what meaning or lack of meaning might be attributed to events through historical analysis, interpretation of texts, artistic creation and criticism, and philosophical and religious reflection. Part Five, Aftereffects, explores the Holocaust's impact on politics and ethics, education and religion, national identities and international relations, the prospects for genocide prevention, and the defense of human rights.
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Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust

Author: Eve Garrard,Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754614159

Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

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How far can we ever hope to understand the Holocaust? What can we reasonably say about right and wrong, moral responsibility, praise and blame, in a world where ordinary reasons seem to be excluded? This book draws together new work by leading moral philosophers to present a wide range of perspectives on the Holocaust. Contributors focus on themes of central importance, including: moral responsibility for genocide; the moral uniqueness of the Holocaust; responding to extreme evil; the role of ideology; the moral psychology of perpetrators and victims of genocide; forgiveness and the Holocaust; and the impact of the `Final Solution` on subsequent culture. Topics are treated with the precision and rigour characteristic of analytic philosophy. Scholars, teachers and students with an interest in moral theory, applied ethics, genocide and Holocaust studies will find this book of particular value, as will all those seeking greater insight into ethical issues surrounding Nazism, race-hatred and intolerance.
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The Liberators

America's Witnesses to the Holocaust

Author: Michael Hirsh

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055390731X

Category: History

Page: 384

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At last, the everyday fighting men who were the first Americans to know the full and horrifying truth about the Holocaust share their astonishing stories. Rich with powerful never-before-published details from the author’s interviews with more than 150 U.S. soldiers who liberated the Nazi death camps, The Liberators is an essential addition to the literature of World War II—and a stirring testament to Allied courage in the face of inconceivable atrocities. Taking us from the beginnings of the liberators’ final march across Germany to V-E Day and beyond, Michael Hirsh allows us to walk in their footsteps, experiencing the journey as they themselves experienced it. But this book is more than just an in-depth account of the liberation. It reveals how profoundly these young men were affected by what they saw—the unbelievable horror and pathos they felt upon seeing “stacks of bodies like cordwood” and “skeletonlike survivors” in camp after camp. That life-altering experience has stayed with them to this very day. It’s been well over half a century since the end of World War II, and they still haven’t forgotten what the camps looked like, how they smelled, what the inmates looked like, and how it made them feel. Many of the liberators suffer from what’s now called post-traumatic stress disorder and still experience Holocaust-related nightmares. Here we meet the brave souls who—now in their eighties and nineties—have chosen at last to share their stories. Corporal Forrest Robinson saw masses of dead bodies at Nordhausen and was so horrified that he lost his memory for the next two weeks. Melvin Waters, a 4-F volunteer civilian ambulance driver, recalls that a woman at Bergen-Belsen “fought us like a cat because she thought we were taking her to the crematory.” Private Don Timmer used his high school German to interpret for General Dwight Eisenhower during the supreme Allied commander’s visit to Ohrdruf, the first camp liberated by the Americans. And Phyllis Lamont Law, an army nurse at Mauthausen-Gusen, recalls the shock and, ultimately, “the hope” that “you can save a few.” From Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to Mauthausen in Austria, The Liberators offers readers an intense and unforgettable look at the Nazi death machine through the eyes of the men and women who were our country’s witnesses to the Holocaust. The liberators’ recollections are historically important, vivid, riveting, heartbreaking, and, on rare occasions, joyous and uplifting. This book is their opportunity, perhaps for the last time, to tell the world. From the Hardcover edition.
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Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Author: Loic Dauvillier,Greg Salsedo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596438738

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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"A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic novel for young readers"--
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Teaching the Holocaust

Educational Dimensions, Principles and Practice

Author: Ian Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826448514

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Offers a comprehensive treatment of Holocaust education, blending introductory material, broad perspectives and practical teaching case studies. This work shows how and why pupils should learn about the Holocaust.
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Germany's War and the Holocaust

Disputed Histories

Author: Omer Bartov

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801468825

Category: History

Page: 272

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Omer Bartov, a leading scholar of the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust, provides a critical analysis of various recent ways to understand the genocidal policies of the Nazi regime and the reconstruction of German and Jewish identities in the wake of World War II. Germany's War and the Holocaust both deepens our understanding of a crucial period in history and serves as an invaluable introduction to the vast body of literature in the field of Holocaust studies. Drawing on his background as a military historian to probe the nature of German warfare, Bartov considers the postwar myth of army resistance to Hitler and investigates the image of Blitzkrieg as a means to glorify war, debilitate the enemy, and hide the realities of mass destruction. The author also addresses several new analyses of the roots and nature of Nazi extermination policies, including revisionist views of the concentration camps. Finally, Bartov examines some paradigmatic interpretations of the Nazi period and its aftermath: the changing American, European, and Israeli discourses on the Holocaust; Victor Klemperer's view of Nazi Germany from within; and Germany's perception of its own victimhood.
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The Lost Wife

Author: Alyson Richman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101552549

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A rapturous novel of star-crossed love in a time of war—from the international bestselling author of The Velvet Hours. In pre-World War II Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, an unexpected encounter leads to an inescapable glance of recognition, and the realization that providence has given Lenka and Josef one more chance... From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit—and the strength of memory. “Staggeringly evocative, romantic, heart-rending, sensual and beautifully written...[it] may very well be the Sophie's Choice of this generation.”—New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart
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Concentrationary Cinema

Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog

Author: Griselda Pollock,Max Silverman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453521

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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Since its completion in 1955, Alain Resnais's Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) has been considered one of the most important films to confront the catastrophe and atrocities of the Nazi era. But was it a film about the Holocaust that failed to recognize the racist genocide? Or was the film not about the Holocaust as we know it today but a political and aesthetic response to what David Rousset, the French political prisoner from Buchenwald, identified on his return in 1945 as the 'concentrationary universe' which, now actualized, might release its totalitarian plague any time and anywhere? What kind of memory does the film create to warn us of the continued presence of this concentrationary universe? This international collection re-examines Resnais's benchmark film in terms of both its political and historical context of representation of the camps and of other instances of the concentrationary in contemporary cinema. Through a range of critical readings, Concentrationary Cinema explores the cinematic aesthetics of political resistance not to the Holocaust as such but to the political novelty of absolute power represented by the concentrationary system and its assault on the human condition.
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Against All Odds

Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351533436

Category: History

Page: 355

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Against All Odds is the first comprehensive look at the 140,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to America and the lives they have made here. William Helmreich writes of their experiences beginning with their first arrival in the United States: the mixed reactions they encountered from American Jews who were not always eager to receive them; their choices about where to live in America; and their efforts in finding marriage partners with whom they felt most comfortable?most often other survivors.In preparation, Helmreich spent more than six years traveling the United States, listening to the personal stories of hundreds of survivors, and examining more than 15,000 pages of data as well as new material from archives that have never before been available to create this remarkable, groundbreaking work. What emerges is a picture that is sharply different from the stereotypical image of survivors as people who are chronically depressed, anxious, and fearful.This intimate, enlightening work explores questions about prevailing over hardship and adversity: how people who have gone through such experiences pick up the threads of their lives; where they obtain the strength and spirit to go on; and, finally, what lessdns the rest of us can learn about overcoming tragedy.
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Survivors Club

The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz

Author: Michael Bornstein,Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

ISBN: 0374305714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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"The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein--who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz--and of his family"--
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