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The end of the Holocaust

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Call Number940.5318 R81e
Dates[2011]; ©2011
Statement of ResponsibilityAlvin H. Rosenfeld.
Creators & ContributorsRosenfeld, Alvin H. (Alvin Hirsch) (author)
Frank, Anne (subject)
Améry, Jean (subject)
Levi, Primo (subject)
Wiesel, Elie (subject)
Kertész, Imre (subject)
Summary"In this provocative work, Alvin H. Rosenfeld contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums, and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has, perversely, brought about a diminution of its meaning and a denigration of its memory. Investigating a wide range of events and cultural phenomena, such as Ronald Reagan's 1985 visit to the German cemetery at Bitburg, the distortions of Anne Frank's story, and the ways in which the Holocaust has been depicted by such artists and filmmakers as Judy Chicago and Steven Spielberg, Rosenfeld charts the cultural forces that have minimized the Holocaust in popular perceptions. He contrasts these with sobering representations by Holocaust witnesses such as Jean Améry, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel, and Imre Kertész. The book concludes with a powerful warning about the possible consequences of 'the end of the Holocaust' in public consciousness." —Publisher
Contents
  1. Popular Culture and the Politics of Memory
  2. The Rhetoric of Victimization
  3. The Americanization of the Holocaust
  4. Anne Frank: The Posthumous Years
  5. The Anne Frank We Remember/The Anne Frank We Forget
  6. Jean Améry: The Anguish of the Witness
  7. Primo Levi: The Survivor as Victim
  8. Surviving Survival: Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertész
  9. The End of the Holocaust
Epilogue: A "Second Holocaust"?
Physical Description x, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBloomington : Indiana University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes