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The texture of memory : Holocaust memorials and meaning

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The texture of memory : Holocaust memorials and meaning
Call No: 940.546 Y73t

Call Number940.546 Y73t
Dates[1993]; ©1993
Statement of ResponsibilityJames E. Young.
Creators & ContributorsYoung, James Edward (author)
SummaryExamines Holocaust monuments and museums in Europe, Israel, and America, exploring how every nation remembers the Holocaust according to its own traditions, ideals, and experiences, and how these memorials reflect their place.
ContentsIntroduction: The texture of memory

Part I. Germany: the ambiguity of memory
  • The countermonument: memory against itself
  • The sites of destruction
  • The Gestapo-Gelände: topography of unfinished memory
  • Austria's ambivalent memory
Part II. Poland: the ruins of memory
  • The rhetoric of ruins: the memorial camps at Majdanek and Auschwitz
  • The biography of a memorial icon: Nathan Rapoport's Warsaw Ghetto Monument
  • Broken tablets and Jewish memory in Poland
Part III. Israel: Holocaust, heroism, and national redemption
  • Israel's memorial landscape: forests, monuments, and kibbutzim
  • Yad Vashem: Israel's memorial authority
  • When a day remembers: a performative history of Yom Hashoah
Part IV. America: memory and the politics of identity
  • The plural faces of Holocaust memory in America
  • Memory and the politics of identity: Boston and Washington, D.C.
Physical Description xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew Haven : Yale University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 373–390) and index
RecognitionGifted by Ronnie E. Tessler