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Above the death pits, beneath the flag : youth voyages to Poland and the performance of Israeli National identity

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Call Number956.94 F31a
Dates2008; ©2008
Statement of ResponsibilityJackie Feldman.
Creators & ContributorsFeldman, Jackie (author)
SummaryIn the Moscow Declaration" of 1943 the Allies officially propagated the notion of Austria as the first victim of Hitlerite aggression and announced their intention to set up a "free and independent Austria" after the war, which finally happened in 1955. By questioning why it took so long to get to this point, the author addresses issues such as the victim thesis, Austrians as perpetrators, Austrian anti-Semitism and official attempts to mitigate its effects after the war. He discusses the various proposals for post-war Austria and connects for the first time the issues of Anschluss, German question, Cold War, and the State Treaty. He makes it clear that the question of Austria was from the very beginning inextricably linked with the more important question of Germany." — Book Jacket 
  1. Introduction and methodology : the Shoah, Jewish-Israeli identity, and the voyages to Poland
  2. The historical and social context of Israeli Shoah : commemoration
  3. The structure of the Poland voyages
  4. Performing the Poland voyages
  5. The ceremonies of the Poland voyages
  6. Homecoming : the transmission of Holocaust memory and Jewish-Israeli identity
  7. Holocaust memory, national identity, and tranformative ritual
Physical Description xix, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Berghahn Books
EditionFirst edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 277–299) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by Adam Jones