Perspectives on the Holocaust

Perspectives on the Holocaust
Author: R.L. Braham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 9401568642
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on the Holocaust Book Excerpt:

The number of books and articles dealing with various aspects of World War II has increased at a phenomenal rate since the end of the hostilities. Perhaps no other chapter in this bloodiest of all wars has received as much attention as the Holo caust. The Nazis' program for the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" - this ideologically conceived, diabolical plan for the physicalliquidation of European Jewry - has emerged as a subject of agonizing and intense interest to laypersons and scholars alike. The centrality of the Holocaust in the study of the Third Reich and the Nazi phenomenon is almost universally recognized. The source materials for many of the books published during the immediate postwar period were the notes and diaries kept by many camp and ghetto dwellers, who were sustained during their unbelievable ordeal by the unusual drive to bear witness. These were supplemented after the liberation by a large number of personal narratives collected from survivors alI over Europe. Understandably, the books published shortly after the war ended were mainly martyrological and lachrymological, reflecting the trauma of the Holocaust at the personal, individual level. These were soon followed by a considerable number of books dealing with the moral and religious questions revolving around the role ofthe lay and spiritual leaders of the doomed Jewish communities, especially those involved in the Jewish Councils, as well as God' s responsibility toward the "chosen people.

Studying the Holocaust

Studying the Holocaust
Author: Ronnie Landau
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN: 1134719639
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying the Holocaust Book Excerpt:

Sensitive and appropriate teaching of the Holocaust is essential at all levels of formal and informal education. The Holocaust Education Reader by Ronnie Landau provides an educational companion for all those teaching this subject. The book is designed to challenge student use of primary resources and encourage extra-disciplinary analysis. This authoritative guide contains: * a guide to major dilemmas confronting teachers * documentary and literary selected readings * suggested teaching activities * an analysis of 'genocide' in the modern era * a chronology of the period * selected bibliography, list of principal characters and a glossary of important terms.

The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact

The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact
Author: Jack Fischel,Susan M. Ortmann,Susan Ortmann
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313309502
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive survey of writings about the Holocaust and religious response. Explores the impact of Christian anti-Semitism on the Holocaust and the Holocaust's impact on Christianity.

Jewish Doctors and the Holocaust

Jewish Doctors and the Holocaust
Author: Ross W. Halpin
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2019-01-14
ISBN: 3110598213
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Doctors and the Holocaust Book Excerpt:

This is the first attempt to explain how Jewish doctors survived extreme adversity in Auschwitz where death could occur at any moment. The ordinary Jewish slave labourer survived an average of fifteen weeks. Ross Halpin discovers that Jewish doctors survived an average of twenty months, many under the same horrendous conditions as ordinary prisoners. Despite their status as privileged prisoners Jewish doctors starved, froze, were beaten to death and executed. Many Holocaust survivors attest that luck, God and miracles were their saviors. The author suggests that surviving Auschwitz was far more complex. Interweaving the stories of Jewish doctors before and during the Holocaust Halpin develops a model that explains the anatomy of survival. According to his model the genesis of survival of extreme adversity is the will to live which must be accompanied by the necessities of life, specific personal traits and defence mechanisms. For survival all four must co-exist.

Projecting the Holocaust into the Present

Projecting the Holocaust into the Present
Author: Lawrence Baron
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN: 1461641357
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Projecting the Holocaust into the Present Book Excerpt:

Most Holocaust scholars and survivors contend that the event was so catastrophic and unprecedented that it defies authentic representation in feature films. Yet it is precisely the extremity of 'the Final Solution' and the issues it raised that have fueled the cinematic imagination since the end of World War II. Recognizing that movies reach a greater audience than eyewitness, historical, or literary accounts, Lawrence Baron argues that they mirror changing public perceptions of the Holocaust over time and place. After tracing the evolution of the most commonly employed genres and themes in earlier Holocaust motion pictures, he focuses on how films from the l990s made the Holocaust relevant for contemporary audiences. While genres like biographical films and love stories about doomed Jewish-Gentile couples remained popular, they now cast Jews or non-Jewish victims like homosexuals in lead roles more often than was the case in the past. Baron attributes the recent proliferation of Holocaust comedies and children's movies to the search for more figurative and age-appropriate genres for conveying the significance of the Holocaust to generations born after it happened. He contends that thematic shifts to stories about neo-Nazis, rescuers, survivors, and their children constitute an expression of the continuing impact the Holocaust exerts on the present. The book concludes with a survey of recent films like Nowhere in Africa and The Pianist.

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Holocaust Cinema Complete
Author: Rich Brownstein
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1476641927
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Cinema Complete Book Excerpt:

Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Women in European Holocaust Films

Women in European Holocaust Films
Author: Ingrid Lewis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 3319650610
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in European Holocaust Films Book Excerpt:

This book considers how women’s experiences have been treated in films dealing with Nazi persecution. Focusing on fiction films made in Europe between 1945 and the present, this study explores dominant discourses on and cinematic representation of women as perpetrators, victims and resisters. Ingrid Lewis contends that European Holocaust Cinema underwent a rich and complex trajectory of change with regard to the representation of women. This change both reflects and responds to key socio-cultural developments in the intervening decades as well as to new directions in cinema, historical research and politics of remembrance. The book will appeal to international scholars, students and educators within the fields of Holocaust Studies, Film Studies, European Cinema and Women’s Studies.

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature
Author: Joost Krijnen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN: 9004316078
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature Book Excerpt:

This book is concerned with the “impious” Holocaust fictions of four contemporary Jewish American novelists. It argues that their work should not be seen as insensitive, but rather as explorations of various forms of renewal.

Holocaust education in a global context

Holocaust education in a global context
Author: Fracapane, Karel,Haß, Matthias,Topography of Terror Foundation (Germany)
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 923100042X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust education in a global context Book Excerpt:

"International interest in Holocaust education has reached new heights in recent years. This historic event has long been central to cultures of remembrance in those countries where the genocide of the Jewish people occurred. But other parts of the world have now begun to recognize the history of the Holocaust as an effective means to teach about mass violence and to promote human rights and civic duty, testifying to the emergence of this pivotal historical event as a universal frame of reference. In this new, globalized context, how is the Holocaust represented and taught? How do teachers handle this excessively complex and emotionally loaded subject in fast-changing multicultural European societies still haunted by the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators? Why and how is it taught in other areas of the world that have only little if any connection with the history of the Jewish people? Holocaust Education in a Global Context will explore these questions."--page 10.

Holocaust Angst

Holocaust Angst
Author: Jacob S. Eder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 0190237848
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Angst Book Excerpt:

In the face of an outpouring of research on Holocaust history, Holocaust Angst takes an innovative approach. It explores how Germans perceived and reacted to how Americans publicly commemorated the Holocaust. It argues that a network of mostly conservative West German officials and their associates in private organizations and foundations, with Chancellor Kohl located at its center, perceived themselves as the "victims" of the afterlife of the Holocaust in America. They were concerned that public manifestations of Holocaust memory, such as museums, monuments, and movies, could severely damage the Federal Republic's reputation and even cause Americans to question the Federal Republic's status as an ally. From their perspective, American Holocaust memorial culture constituted a stumbling block for (West) German-American relations since the late 1970s. Providing the first comprehensive, archival study of German efforts to cope with the Nazi past vis-à-vis the United States up to the 1990s, this book uncovers the fears of German officials-some of whom were former Nazis or World War II veterans-about the impact of Holocaust memory on the reputation of the Federal Republic and reveals their at times negative perceptions of American Jews. Focusing on a variety of fields of interaction, ranging from the diplomatic to the scholarly and public spheres, the book unearths the complicated and often contradictory process of managing the legacies of genocide on an international stage. West German decision makers realized that American Holocaust memory was not an "anti-German plot" by American Jews and acknowledged that they could not significantly change American Holocaust discourse. In the end, German confrontation with American Holocaust memory contributed to a more open engagement on the part of the West German government with this memory and eventually rendered it a "positive resource" for German self-representation abroad. Holocaust Angst offers new perspectives on postwar Germany's place in the world system as well as the Holocaust culture in the United States and the role of transnational organizations.

Holocaust Restitution

Holocaust Restitution
Author: Michael J. Bazyler,Roger P. Alford
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 0814799876
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Restitution Book Excerpt:

"Bazyler and Alford have produced an essential tool for understanding the righteous struggle to win restitution for Holocaust victims and their heirs." --Richard Z. Chesnoff, author of Pack of Thieves: How Hitler & Europe Plundered the Jews & Committed The Greatest Theft In History"This excellent volume makes a significant contribution both to legal studies and to the history of the Holocaust. The editors deserve special praise for including chapters by Holocaust survivors, assuring that their often-forgotten voices are not lost within the great debate about Holocaust restitution."--Marilyn J. Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust History, Chapman University"An invaluable text for students and scholars as well as a fascinating read for all those concerned with Holocaust and genocide issues in all disciplines and on behalf of all victims."--Israel W. Charny, President, International Association of Genocide Scholars "This unique collection is important in bringing together the perspectives of legal practitioners, activists, archivists and historians, negotiators, and survivors. It is remarkably comprehensive. . . . The editors have not shied away from controversy."--David Cesarani, Research Professor in History, Royal Holloway, University of London"If there is a 'final frontier' in understanding the Holocaust, it is the assessment of international litigation, compensation, and reparations claims. This extraordinary group of contributions thoughtfully reflects on the Holocaust, past and present, as well as what many would call 'imperfect justice.'"--Stephen Feinstein, Professor of History and Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota"This collection of essayson Holocaust restitution litigation provides a wonderful overview

Sources of Holocaust Insight

Sources of Holocaust Insight
Author: John K. Roth
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 153267418X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Holocaust Insight Book Excerpt:

Sources of Holocaust Insight maps the odyssey of an American Christian philosopher who has studied, written, and taught about the Holocaust for more than fifty years. What findings result from John Roth’s journey; what moods pervade it? How have events and experiences, scholars and students, texts and testimonies—especially the questions they raise—affected Roth’s Holocaust studies and guided his efforts to heed the biblical proverb: “Whatever else you get, get insight”? More sources than Roth can acknowledge have informed his encounters with the Holocaust. But particular persons—among them Elie Wiesel, Raul Hilberg, Primo Levi, and Albert Camus—loom especially large. Revisiting Roth’s sources of Holocaust insight, this book does so not only to pay tribute to them but also to show how the ethical, philosophical, and religious reverberations of the Holocaust confer and encourage responsibility for human well-being in the twenty-first century. Seeing differently, seeing better—sound learning and teaching about the Holocaust aim for what may be the most important Holocaust insight of all: Take nothing good for granted.

Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature

Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature
Author: Rachel Dean-Ruzicka
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1317590635
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature Book Excerpt:

What, exactly, does one mean when idealizing tolerance as a solution to cultural conflict? This book examines a wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir, representing the experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust. Author Rachel Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive reading of this literature. Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature contests the modern discourse of tolerance, encouraging educators and readers to more deeply engage with difference and identity when studying Holocaust texts. Young adult Holocaust literature is an important nexus for examining issues of identity and difference because it directly confronts systems of power, privilege, and personhood. The text delves into the wealth of material available and examines over forty books written for young readers on the Holocaust and, in the last chapter, neo-Nazism. The book also looks at representations of non-Jewish victims, such as the Romani, the disabled, and homosexuals. In addition to critical analysis of the texts, each chapter reads the discourses of tolerance and cosmopolitanism against present-day cultural contexts: ongoing debates regarding multicultural education, gay and lesbian rights, and neo-Nazi activities. The book addresses essential questions of tolerance and toleration that have not been otherwise considered in Holocaust studies or cultural studies of children’s literature.

Oral History Interview Guidelines United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Oral History Interview Guidelines  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Holocaust

The Holocaust
Author: Jack Fischel
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holocaust Book Excerpt:

Provides a reference guide to the principal figures, ideology, and events during the Nazis' attempt to eliminate Jews during World War II

Germany s Leaders Against Holocaust Denial and Anti Semitism

Germany s Leaders Against Holocaust Denial and Anti Semitism
Author: Moshe Iofis
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2011-08-11
ISBN: 1469119935
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany s Leaders Against Holocaust Denial and Anti Semitism Book Excerpt:

The author, together with other Holocaust survivors from the Silicon Valley, CA, maintains that the current leaders of the Federal Republic of Germany deserve to be nominated for 2012 Noble Peace Prize for their active fight against Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony

Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony
Author: Dori Laub,Andreas Hamburger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317510038
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony Book Excerpt:

Psychoanalytic work with socially traumatised patients is an increasingly popular vocation, but remains extremely demanding and little covered in the literature. In Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony, a range of contributors draw upon their own clinical work, and on research findings from work with seriously disturbed Holocaust survivors, to illuminate how best to conduct clinical work with such patients in order to maximise the chances of a positive outcome, and to reflect transferred trauma for the clinician. Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony closely examines the phenomenology of destruction inherent in the discourse of extreme traumatization, focusing on a particular case study: the recording of video testimonies from a group of extremely traumatized, chronically hospitalized Holocaust survivors in psychiatric institutions in Israel. This case study demonstrates how society reacts to unwanted memories, in media, history, and psychoanalysis – but it also shows how psychotherapists and researchers try to approach the buried memories of the survivors, through being receptive to shattered life narratives. Questions of bearing witness, testimony, the role of denial, and the impact of traumatic narrative on society and subsequent generations are explored. A central thread of this book is the unconscious countertransference resistance to the trauma discourse, which manifests itself in arenas that are widely apart, such as genocide denial, the "disappearance" of the hospitalized Holocaust survivors and of their life stories, mishearing their testimonies and ultimately refusing them the diagnosis of "traumatic psychosis". Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony provides an essential, multidisciplinary guide to working psychoanalytically with severely traumatised patients. It will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and trauma studies therapists.

The Holocaust in History

The Holocaust in History
Author: Michael Robert Marrus
Publsiher: Hanover, N.H. : Published for Brandeis University Press by University Press of New England
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holocaust in History Book Excerpt:

Discusses Hitler's anti-Semitism, collaborationist governments, public opinion in Nazi Europe, death camp victims, the Jewish resistance, and the liberation of concentration camps

Red Holocaust

Red Holocaust
Author: Steven Rosefielde
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2009-12-16
ISBN: 113519517X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Holocaust Book Excerpt:

Twentieth and twenty-first century communism is a failed experiment in social engineering that needlessly killed approximately 60 million people and perhaps tens of millions more. These high crimes against humanity constitute a Red Holocaust that exceeds the combined carnage of the French Reign of Terror, Ha Shoah, Showa Japan's Asian holocaust, and all combat deaths in World War I and II. This fascinating book investigates high crimes against humanity in the Soviet Union, eastern and central Europe, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 1929-2009, and compares the results with Ha Shoah and the Japanese Asian Holocaust. As in other studies, blame is ascribed to political, ideological and personal causes, but special emphasis is given to internal contradictions in Marx's utopian model as well as Stalinist and post-Stalinist transition systems concocted to realize communist ends. This faulty economic engineering forms a bridge to the larger issue of communism's historical failure. The book includes: - a comprehensive study of the transcommunist holocaust - a judicial assessment of holocaust culpability and special pleadings - an obituary for Stalinism everywhere except North Korea, and a death watch for contemporary communism in China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba and Nepal - a comparative assessment of totalitarian high crimes against humanity - a call for memory as a defense against recurrent economic, racial and ethnic holocausts The book will be useful to undergraduate and higher level students interested in Russian history, Stalism, communism, North and South Korean economic performance and international affairs. Steven Rosefielde is a Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Christian Attitudes on Jews and Judaism

Christian Attitudes on Jews and Judaism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity and other religions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Attitudes on Jews and Judaism Book Excerpt: