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Evoking genocide : scholars and activists describe the works that shaped their lives

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Call Number304.663 J76e
Dates2009; ©2009
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Adam Jones.
Creators & ContributorsJones, Adam (editor)
Lemkin, Raphael (contributor)
Cox, John M. (contributor)
Powell, Christopher John (contributor)
Churchill, Ward (contributor)
Whitmer, Benjamin (contributor)
Cohan, Sara (contributor)
Schabas, William (contributor)
Krieger, Nina (contributor)
Lieberman, Benjamin (contributor)
Kalayjian, Ani (contributor)
Paulino, Edward (contributor)
Bartrop, Paul R. (Paul Robert) (contributor)
White, Joseph R. (contributor)
Porter, Jack Nusan (contributor)
Acevedo Aguilar, Atenea (contributor)
Hayse, Michael R. (contributor)
Afoumado, Diane (contributor)
Moore, Jina (contributor)
Hertling, Viktoria (contributor)
Maclean, Pam (contributor)
Apsel, Joyce (contributor)
Skloot, Robert (contributor)
Grünfeld, Fred (contributor)
Jacobs, Steven L. (contributor)
Roth, John K. (contributor)
Friedman, Jonathan C. (contributor)
Maitles, Henry (contributor)
Schaller, Dominik J. (contributor)
Meierhenrich, Jens (contributor)
Hewitt, William (William L.) (contributor)
Sémelin, Jacques (contributor)
George, Alexander (contributor)
Frieze, Donna-Lee (contributor)
De Londras, Fiona (contributor)
Gigliotti, Simone (contributor)
Feinstein, Steve (contributor)
Higgins, Winton (contributor)
Bond, Helen (contributor)
Colijn, G. Jan (contributor)
Gordy, Eric D. (contributor)
Verdeja, Ernesto (contributor)
Zimmerman, John C. (contributor)
Fujii, Lee Ann (contributor)
Laderman, Scott (contributor)
Rixecker, Stefanie (contributor)
Jones, Adam (contributor)
Zylberman, Lior (contributor)
Esparza, Marcia (contributor)
Sanford, Victoria (contributor)
Nagy, Thomas J. (contributor)
Magilow, Daniel H. (contributor)
Taylor, Christopher C. (Christopher Charles) (contributor)
Parekh, Shayna C. (contributor)
Simon, David John (contributor)
Schimmer, Russell (contributor)
Hamblet, Wendy C. (contributor)
Carpenter, R. Charli (contributor)
Hinton, Alexander Laban (contributor)
Reeves, Eric (contributor)
Summary"Evoking Genocide compiles a wide selection of essays, all but two of them original to this book, written by leading scholars and activists int he field of genocide studies. These authors pay eloquent tribute to the works of art and media that influenced their engagement with genocide and crimes against humanity. The subjects include books and stories, films, songs, drawings, documents, monuments, sculptures, personal testimonies, and even a Lego set. In an accessible and often deeply personal way, contributors explore their own relationships with the works in question." —Back cover
Contents
  • Preface / Adam Jones
  • "All My Inner Self Protested" / Raphael Lemkin
  • Lost Worlds (Diego Rivera, "La Gran Tenochtitlán") / John M. Cox
  • The Wound at the Heart of the World (The Mission) / Christopher Powell
  • "A Bargain Indeed" (Buffy Sainte-Marie, "My Country 'Tis of They People You're Dying") / Ward Churchill
  • The Westering Holocaust (Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian) / Benjamin Whitmer
  • My Grandfather's Testimony / Sara Cohan
  • Werfel, Musa Dagh, and the Armenian Genocide (Franz Werfel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh) / William Schabas
  • "The Desire to Communicate Something of My Torment" (Armin T. Wegner: photographs and letters) / Nina Krieger
  • Warning: Here There Be Experts (Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey) / Benjamin Lieberman
  • Conspiracy of Silence (Voices from the Lake) / Ani Kalayjian
  • Discovering the Haitian Massacre (The Norweb communiqué) / Edward Paulino
  • Where It All Began (Stefan Lorant, I Was Hitler's Prisoner) / Paul R. Bartrop
  • Documenting Torture in the Early Nazi Camps (Karl Schwesig, Schlegelkeller) / Joseph Robert White
  • Sexuality and Genocide (Magnus Hirschfeld) / Jack Nusan Porter
  • The Multiple Meanings of Lidice (Monument to the Child Victims of War) / Atenea Acevedo
  • A Boy Who Refused to Grow Up, and One Who Did (Günter Grass, The Tin Drum) / Michael Hayse
  • A Tale of Two Children (Hans Peter Richter, Mon Ami Frédéric) / Diane F. Afoumado
  • The Attic and the Imagination (Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl) / Jina Moore
  • Lessing's Wisdom (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise) / Viktoria Hertling
  • Not the Holocaust Memorial (Or-Sarua Synagogue, Vienna) / Pam Maclean
  • The Processes of Destruction (Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews) / Joyce Apsel
  • The Look of Terror (The Shop on Main Street) / Robert Skloot
  • The Role of the Bystander (Elie Wiesel, "The Town Beyond the Wall") / Fred Grünfeld
  • "Revisiting Again and Again the Kingdom of the Night" (Elie Wiesel, Night) / Steven L. Jacobs
  • Will Only the Darkness Remain? (Elie Wiesel, Night) / John K. Roth
  • The Holocaust as the Holocaust (The Grey Zone) / Jonathan C. Friedman
  • Keeping Memory Alive (Primo Levi) / Henry Maitles
  • Identity and Contested Authenticity (Binjamin Wilkomirski, Fragments) / Dominik J. Schaller
  • The Language of Klemperer (Victor Klemperer, LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii) / Jens Meierhenrich
  • Trauma and Transcendence (Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning) / William L. Hewitt
  • On Visiting the Auschwitz Museum (State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau) / Jacques Sémelin
  • At the Wall (Judy Ellis Glickman, "Execution Wall") / Alexander George
  • "The Wealth of All Humanity" (Train of Life) / Donna-Lee Frieze
  • Confronting the Porrajmos (Alexander Ramati, And the Violins Stopped Playing) / Fiona de Londras
  • There's No Place Life Home (The Illustrated Auschwitz) / Simone Gigliotti
  • Genocide and the Shock Process in Conceptual Art (Zbigniew Libera, LEGO Concentration Camp) / Stephen C. Feinstein
  • The Moral Capital of the World (Weapons of the Spirit) / Winton Higgins
  • "You and I, We Must Change the World" (Raphael Lemkin, photographed by Hans Knopf) / Helen Bond
  • Eichmann, Mulisch and Me (Harry Mulisch, De Zaak) / G. Jan Colijn
  • Ugliness and Distance (Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem) / Eric Gordy
  • Color Plates I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII
  • Morality, Indifference, and Evil (Gitta Sereny, Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth) / Ernesto Verdeja
  • Journey through Denial (Walter Sanning, The Dissolution of Eastern European Jewry) / John C. Zimmerman
  • At Seventeen (Amnesty International, Cambodia photo exhibition) / Lee Ann Fujii
  • Beyond Good and Evil (The Killing Fields) / Scott Laderman
  • The Horror (Apocalypse Now) / Stefanie Rixecker
  • Apocalypse Soon (Midnight Oil, "Hercules") / Adam Jones
  • The Question of the Act (The Act in Question) / Lior Zylberman
  • Photography, Memory, and Denial (Jonathan Moller, photographs from Guatemala) / Marcia Esparza
  • Images of Impunity (Guatemala crime scene photos) / Victoria Sanford
  • A Reluctant Genocide Activist (US Defense Intelligence Agency document) / Thomas Nagy
  • Children's Photos (Early photos of Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler) / Daniel H. Magilow
  • The Face of Genocide (Photo by Ron Haviv, from Blood and Honey) / Donna-Lee Frieze
  • The Death of "King" Habyarimana (Cartoon in Kangura, Rwanda) / Christopher C. Taylor
  • A Simple Task (Greg Barker, dir., Ghosts of Rwanda, 2004) / Shayna C. Parekh
  • "Never Again," Again (Pablo Picasso, "Guernica"; Dachau and Kigali memorials) / David J. Simon
  • Dili on Fire (Landsat photo of East Timor) / Russell Schimmer
  • Different Kinds of People (American History X) / Wendy C. Hamblet
  • "The Enemy We Seek to Destroy" ("I, Borg," episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation) / R. Charli Carpenter
  • Brotherhood (Octavio Paz, "Hermandad") / Alex Hinton
  • "A Single Child" (Paul Jeffrey photo; Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas") / Eric Reeves
Physical Description 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : The Key Publishing House Inc.
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by Nina Krieger

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Lemkin, Raphael (contributor)

Cox, John M. (contributor)

Churchill, Ward (contributor)

Whitmer, Benjamin (contributor)

Cohan, Sara (contributor)

Schabas, William (contributor)

Krieger, Nina (contributor)

Lieberman, Benjamin (contributor)

Kalayjian, Ani (contributor)

Paulino, Edward (contributor)

White, Joseph R. (contributor)

Porter, Jack Nusan (contributor)

Hayse, Michael R. (contributor)

Afoumado, Diane (contributor)

Moore, Jina (contributor)

Hertling, Viktoria (contributor)

Maclean, Pam (contributor)

Apsel, Joyce (contributor)

Skloot, Robert (contributor)

Grünfeld, Fred (contributor)

Jacobs, Steven L. (contributor)

Roth, John K. (contributor)

Friedman, Jonathan C. (contributor)

Maitles, Henry (contributor)

Schaller, Dominik J. (contributor)

Meierhenrich, Jens (contributor)

Sémelin, Jacques (contributor)

George, Alexander (contributor)

Frieze, Donna-Lee (contributor)

De Londras, Fiona (contributor)

Gigliotti, Simone (contributor)

Feinstein, Steve (contributor)

Higgins, Winton (contributor)

Bond, Helen (contributor)

Colijn, G. Jan (contributor)

Gordy, Eric D. (contributor)

Verdeja, Ernesto (contributor)

Zimmerman, John C. (contributor)

Fujii, Lee Ann (contributor)

Laderman, Scott (contributor)

Rixecker, Stefanie (contributor)

Zylberman, Lior (contributor)

Esparza, Marcia (contributor)

Sanford, Victoria (contributor)

Nagy, Thomas J. (contributor)

Magilow, Daniel H. (contributor)

Parekh, Shayna C. (contributor)

Simon, David John (contributor)

Schimmer, Russell (contributor)

Hamblet, Wendy C. (contributor)

Carpenter, R. Charli (contributor)

Reeves, Eric (contributor)