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The art of memory : Holocaust memorials in history

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The art of memory : Holocaust memorials in history
Call No: 940.546 Y73a

Call Number940.546 Y73a
Dates[1994]; ©1994
Statement of Responsibilityedited by James E. Young ; with contributions by Matthew Baigell, James Ingo Freed, Saul Friedländer, Konstanty Gebert, Esther and Jochen Gerz, Zvi Gitelman, Hans Haacke, Andreas Huyssen, Claudia Koonz, Jack Kugelmass, Primo Levi, Peter Novick, Nathan Rapoport, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, George Segal, Jochen Spielmann, and James E. Young.
Creators & ContributorsYoung, James Edward (editor)
Baigell, Matthew (contributor)
Freed, James Ingo (contributor)
Friedländer, Saul (contributor)
Gebert, Konstanty (contributor)
Shalev-Gerz, Esther (contributor)
Gerz, Jochen (contributor)
Gitelman, Zvi Y. (contributor)
Haacke, Hans (contributor)
Huyssen, Andreas (contributor)
Koonz, Claudia (contributor)
Kugelmass, Jack (contributor)
Levi, Primo (contributor)
Novick, Peter (contributor)
Rapoport, Nathan (contributor)
Schmidt-Wulffen, Stephan (contributor)
Segal, George (contributor)
Spielmann, Jochen (contributor)
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) (author)
Summary"[The] memory of the Holocaust has inspired the planning or building of many public monuments and institutions. It is these works and the process of their creation which provoked the staff and the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Museum in New York to address 'the creation of public memory,' as James E. Young has called it... [The exhibit and essays] investigate the reasons why memorials have been built, to look at whose memory is being honored, and to examine the responses to these memorials. " Page 6
ContentsPreface / Joan Rosenbaum
Monument and memory in a postmodern age / Andreas Huyssen
The art of memory : Holocaust memorials in history / James E. Young

The artist as monument-maker : five profiles
  • The monument vanishes : a conversation with Esther and Jochen Gerz / Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen
  • Und ihr habt doch gesiegt, 1988 / Hans Haacke
  • George Segal's Holocaust memorial : an interview with the artist / Matthew Baigell
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum / James Ingo Freed
  • Memoir of the Warsaw Ghetto Monument / Nathan Rapoport
The Holocaust in national memorial traditions
  • Germany's Buchenwald : whose shrine? Whose memory? / Claudia Koonz
  • The dialectics of memory in Poland : Holocaust memorials in Warsaw / Konstanty Gebert
  • The Anne Frank House : Holland's memorial 'shrine of the book' / James E. Young
  • The Soviet politics of the Holocaust / Zvi Gitelman
  • Memory of the Shoah in Israel : symbols, rituals, and ideological polarization / Saul Friedländer
  • Holocaust memory in America / Peter Novick
Return to memory
  • Auschwitz is debated in Oświęcim : the topography of remembrance / Jochen Spielmann
  • Why we go to Poland : Holocaust tourism as secular ritual / Jack Kugelmass
  • Revisiting the camps / Primo Levi
Holocaust memorials and monuments
The contributors
Selected bibliography
Lenders to the exhibition
Physical Description 194 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 31 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : The Jewish Museum ; Munich : Prestel
Notes
  • "Published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Art of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History" held at The Jewish Museum, New York, March 13–July 31, 1994." Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191–192)
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library

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Baigell, Matthew (contributor)

Freed, James Ingo (contributor)

Friedländer, Saul (contributor)

Gebert, Konstanty (contributor)

Shalev-Gerz, Esther (contributor)

Gerz, Jochen (contributor)

Gitelman, Zvi Y. (contributor)

Haacke, Hans (contributor)

Huyssen, Andreas (contributor)

Koonz, Claudia (contributor)

Kugelmass, Jack (contributor)

Levi, Primo (contributor)

Novick, Peter (contributor)

Rapoport, Nathan (contributor)

Segal, George (contributor)

Spielmann, Jochen (contributor)