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Brickyards to Graveyards
Brickyards to Graveyards (September 2002)
From Production to Genocide in Rwanda
Villia Jefremovas - Author

Explores how the conditions that shaped Rwanda's labor organization and industries also shaped Rwanda's genocide.

Brickyards to Graveyards examines how the overidealized picture of Rwanda as the darling of the world community in the 1980s was shattered amidst the genocide that occurred a decade later. The brick and tile industries of Rwanda provide a microcosm to examine the transformation of gender, class, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Between Witness and Testimony
Between Witness and Testimony (October 2001)
The Holocaust and the Limits of Representation
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author
Richard Glejzer - Author

Examines the ethical and pedagogical stakes of representing the Holocaust in books, films, and museum exhibits.

The Holocaust presents an immense challenge to those who would represent it or teach it through fiction, film, or historical accounts. Even the testimonies of those who were there provide only a glimpse of the disaster to those who were not. Between Witness and Testimony investigates the difficulties ...(Read More)
 
 
Memory and Mastery
Memory and Mastery (April 2001)
Primo Levi as Writer and Witness
Roberta S. Kremer - Editor

Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.

This book carefully examines the work of Primo Levi, one of the premier survivor-writers of the Holocaust and one of the outstanding Italian writers of the twentieth century. Artists, writers, and educators have all turned to Levi's writing as a source of inspiration and wisdom in coping with the tragedy of the Holocau...(Read More)
 
 
Suffering Witness
Suffering Witness (October 2000)
The Quandary of Responsibility after the Irreparable
James Hatley - Author

Conceptualizes the question of witness and responsibility, following the Holocaust, using continental philosophy, theology, and literary theory.

Drawing on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, James Hatley uses the prose of Primo Levi and Tadeusz Borowski, as well as the poetry of Paul Celan, to question why witnessing the Shoah is so pressing a responsibility for anyone living in its aftermath. He argues that the witnessing of irrepara...(Read More)
 
 
Words and Witness
Words and Witness (June 2000)
Narrative and Aesthetic Strategies in the Representation of the Holocaust
Lea Wernick Fridman - Author

Connects Holocaust literature and film to other works of "historical horror" in order to examine the limits that trauma imposes upon literary and artistic expression.

Narratives of large-scale historical horror and trauma cross a terrible boundary in representation. What forms are adequate to such experience? What are the forms that such narratives actually take? Fridman is fascinated by the boundary that separates the representable fr...(Read More)
 
 
A Brush with Death
A Brush with Death (June 1999)
An Artist in the Death Camps
Morris Wyszogrod - Author

Recounts the author’s experiences during the Holocaust, from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945.
In this memoir Morris Wyszogrod recounts his experiences from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945. He describes in detail the time he spent in the Warsaw Ghetto; his work as an artist fo...(Read More)
 
 
Home Front Soldier
Home Front Soldier (March 1999)
The Story of a GI and His Italian American Family During World War II
Richard Aquila - Author

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book

Presents a multi-layered social history of a soldier and his Italian American family during World War II.

"This is one of the richest collections of primary sources I've seen for the study of war and ethnic family. What I like best is the detailed and rhythmic evocation the letters offer of everyday life during wartime. The reader gets to know the writer ...(Read More)
 
 
Beclouded Visions
Beclouded Visions (October 1998)
Hiroshima-Nagasaki and the Art of Witness
Kyo Maclear - Author

The trauma of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrates the limits of dominant visual models, such as photography, for providing adequate historical memory. The author argues that collective traumas suggest the need for a prolonged gaze, such as can be provided by expressive art.

Beclouded Visions is an exploration of the many and varied ways in which atrocity has shaped the requirements of art, vision, and collective memory in the tw...(Read More)
 
 
Rising from the Ruins
Rising from the Ruins (May 1998)
Reason, Being, and the Good After Auschwitz
Garth Jackson Gillan - Author

An assessment of reason, being, and the good in a world fractured by the passage of the Holocaust.

Rising from the Ruins is an assessment of reason, being, and the good in a world fractured by the passage of the Shoah, or Holocaust. The historical character of evil that appeared in the Shoah damaged the relationship of human existence to being, creating a time when the confidence of reason to possess the truth no ...(Read More)
 
 
Children of Job
Children of Job (May 1997)
American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust
Alan L. Berger - Author

An original contribution to Holocaust studies that demonstrates the theological and psychosocial issues emerging in novels and films by sons and daughters of survivors.

Focusing on the novels and films of daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors, this book sheds light on the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary Jewish identity. It is the first systematic analysis of a body of work that introduces a new generation of...(Read More)
 
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