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Holocaust remembrance : the shapes of memory / edited by Geoffrey Hartman.

Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1994.
ISBN 1557863679, 1557861250

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Other Authors Hartman, Geoffrey H.
Subjects Aufsatzsammlung.
Collectief geheugen.
Holocaust memorials.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Holocauste, 1939-1945 -- Historiographie.
Holocauste, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Jews -- Genocide -- History.
Monuments de l'Holocauste.
Description xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1994.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-298) and index.
Summary The recording and the inescapable task of judging great wrongs in the past presents historians with their most difficult assignment. For those who have either lived through such injustice or been in some way responsible for it the impositions of memory are painful and inescapable. Memory shapes the future, and the recollections of past suffering haunt and may overwhelm future generations.
In 1938 the National Socialist Party in Germany began the final preparations for the systematic genocide of the Jews throughout Europe. For the Jews, whose national loyalties had long exceeded any ties of ethnicity, the programme of extermination was an act not merely of monstrous cruelty but of humiliation and treachery.
In this collection scholars, artists and writers consider the ways in which the events of 1938 to 1945 have been, might be, and will be remembered. The records of the Holocaust are vast and various, ranging from the museum at Auschwitz to the cartoons of Art Spiegelman, from the elegiac stories of Levi to the filmed testimonies of the death camp survivors. The perspectives brought to bear here are rich and various - impassioned, objective, personal, poetical, historical and philosophical.
They are united by an awareness of the dangers both of respectful silence and of overwhelming information, and the knowledge that only in remembering can an understanding of the past be sought and humankind redeemed from the forces of humiliation and guilt.
Contents Introduction : Darkness visible / Geoffrey H. Hartman -- On testimony / Annette Wieviorka -- The library of Jewish catastrophe / Davis G. Roskies -- Voices from the killing ground / Sara Horowitz -- Jean Améry as witness / Alvin Rosenfeld -- Remembering survival / Lawrence L. Langer -- Christian witness and the Shoah / David Tracy -- Film as witness : Claude Lanzmann's Shoah / Shoshana Felman -- Charlotte Salomon's inward-turning testimony / Mary Felstiner -- "Varschreibt!" / R.B. Kitaj -- Conversation in the cemetery : Dan Pagis and the prosaics of memory / Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi -- Chinese history and Jewish memory / Vera Schwarz -- The awakening / Aharon Appelfeld -- Facing the glass booth / Haim Gouri -- Andean waltz / Leo Spitzer -- German-Jewish memory and national consciousness / Michael Geyer and Miriam Hansen -- Negating the dead / Nadine Fresco -- "The first blow" : projects for the camp at Fossoli / Giovanni Leoni -- Jewish memory in Poland / James E. Young -- Reclaiming Auschwitz / Debórah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt -- Trauma, memory, and transference / Saul Freidlander -- Liberation / Abraham Sutzkever.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27069217
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