Reframing Holocaust testimony
Call Number907.2 S54r
Statement of ResponsibilityNoah Shenker.
Summary"Institutions that have collected video testimonies from the few remaining Holocaust survivors are grappling with how to continue their mission to educate and commemorate. Noah Shenker calls attention to the ways that audiovisual testimonies of the Holocaust have been mediated by the institutional histories and practices of their respective archives. Shenker argues that testimonies are shaped not only by the encounter between interviewer and interviewee, but also by technical practices and the testimony process. He analyzes the ways in which interview questions, the framing of the camera, and curatorial and programming preferences impact how Holocaust testimony is molded, distributed, and received." —Publisher
ContentsIntroduction: Testimonial Literacy
1. Testimonies from the Grassroots: The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
2. Centralizing Holocaust Testimony: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
3. The Cinematic Origins and the Digital Future of the Shoah Foundation
4. Telling and Retelling Holocaust Testimonies.
Conclusion: Documenting Genocide through the Lens of the Holocaust
Physical Description xv, 248 pages ; 23 cm
PublisherBloomington : Indiana University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes