9780820442891

Building History : The Shoah in Art, Memory, and Myth

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    9780820442891

  • ISBN10:

    0820442895

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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Summary

During the Shoah countless human beings were murdered. In Europe the sites of killing are usually also the places of institutionalized memory. With the passing of survivors there is a risk that the events may fall exclusively into the domain of history. At stake is also an understanding of such terms as <>, because language filters experience. Since only the survivors know the reality of evil, direct testimony must be emphasized as well as misrepresentation through feature films. The Shoah must also be faced in schools. Educators write of their experience teaching issues related to the Shoah in Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. The Shoah is also reflected in the graphic arts, music, film, and theatre. Political issues cannot be avoided. The reconciliation between Israelis and Germans was difficult. Pocking in Bavaria may prefer to forget its past. <>, is revisited with reference to Swiss financial dealings during the war. The selective recollections of the Einsatzgruppen perpetrators are also analyzed

Table of Contents

``Preface'' xiii
Peter Kleinmann
``Introduction'' xv
Alain Goldschlager
Naomi Kramer
``Welcoming Address''
1(2)
Rudolf Klinger
``A Tribute to Stephen Bleyer''
3(6)
Claire Miller
History and the Shoah
``Germany, Israel, and the Shoah''
9(12)
Avraham Primor
``Dachau-as a `Historical Sign''
21(14)
Barbara Distel
``In the Footsteps of the Israeli Holocaust Survivor: Israeli Youth Pilgrimages to Poland, Shoah Memory, and National Identity''
35(32)
Jackie Feldman
Kristallnacht: Icon of the Shoah?
``Kristallnacht'-the Icon of the Shoah''
67(6)
Naomi Kramer
```Reichskristallnacht'-`Reichspogromnacht' Reflections on the Change of a Term''
73(14)
Ludwig Eiber
``Some Reflection on the Implications of the Terms `Kristallnacht' and `Pogromnacht''
87(8)
Peter M. Daly
Cultural Programming and the Shoah
``The Institutionalization of Memory: Museums as Keepers of the Past and Educators of the Future''
95(14)
Naomi Kramer
``The Duty of Memory and the Reading of Testimonies''
109(16)
Alain Goldschlager
``I Did See You''
125(16)
Saul Balagura
Art: The Transformation of the Shoah in Film
``Introductory Reflections''
141(2)
Peter M. Daly
``The Transformation of the Shoah in Film''
143(6)
Naomi Kramer
``History, Film, and Fiction''
149(18)
Alain Goldschlager
The Limits of Representation
``Music, Memory, and the Holocaust: Viktor Ullmann, the Ultimate Witness''
167(16)
Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer
``Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in Auschwitz''
183(8)
Tibor Egervari
Questioning Myths The Case of Swiss Neutrality and the Swiss Banking System
``A Swiss Perspective on the Question of the Dormant Accounts of Holocaust Victims and Survivors''
191(6)
Claude Altermatt
``Switzerland: The Shattered Myth''
197(10)
Irving Abella
The Duty of Memory
``Pocking's Buried Secrets''
207(20)
Anna Rosmus
``The Einsatzgruppen: Perpetrators' `Memory' and the Fact of Genocide''
227(22)
Ronald Headland
Education and the Shoah The Austrian, Canadian, Swiss and German Experiences
``Education and Communication at the Jewish Museum of Hohenems, Austria''
249(6)
Bruno Winkler
``Gender as a Category of Analysis in the History of the Holocaust''
255(14)
Margaret Wells
``Teaching the Holocaust: A Canadian Experience''
269(2)
Frieda Miller
``A Study of Teaching Methods for the Prevention of Racism''
271(6)
Miryam Eser Davolio
``Dachau-A Place of Learning''
277(4)
Hans-Peter Hagedorn
Biographical Notes 281

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