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Images of the Holocaust : the myth of the 'Shoah business'

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Images of the Holocaust : the myth of the 'Shoah business'
Call No: 940.5318 C68i

Call Number940.5318 C68i
Dates1999; ©1999
Statement of ResponsibilityTim Cole.
Summary"In this provocative book, Tim Cole argues that every period and place has created its own myth of the Nazi atrocities. Using the memory of the historical event as a means rather than an end, distorted and competing images were created in Europe, Israel and the United States. Trying to infuse comfort through myths, an essential aspect of the past was lost: from a desexualized Americanised Anne Frank, the Israeli propaganda surrounding the Eichmann trial, to the modern commercialism of Schindler's List, religious colonialism at Auschwitz, and the nationalism of memorials at Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The danger of this mythologising is that it opens the door to revisionism and denial of the Holocaust." —Book jacket
ContentsPrologue: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Myth of the 'Holocaust'

Part I. People
  1. Anne Frank
  2. Adolf Eichmann
  3. Oskar Schindler
Part II. Places
  1. Auschwitz
  2. Yad Vashem
  3. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
Epilogue
Physical Description ix, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Duckworth
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [206]–209) and index