The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past.
Author: Tom Lawson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Debates on the Holocaust is the first attempt to survey the development of Holocaust historiography for a generation. It analyses the development of history writing on the destruction of the European Jews from just before the end of the Second World War to the present day, and argues forcefully that history writing is as much about the present as it is the past. The book guides the reader through the major debates in Holocaust historiography and shows how all of these controversies are as much products of their own time as they are attempts to uncover the past. Debates on the Holocaust will appeal to sixth form and undergraduate students and their teachers, Holocaust historians and anyone interested in either the destruction of the European Jews or in the process by which we access and understand the past.
Teachers' and pupils' responses to the Holocaust, especially among Muslims and
Jews, do appear to be affected and ... students will emotionally engage with
different things.57 Within Holocaust education, this has led to important debates ...
Author: M. Gray
Holocaust education is a rapidly evolving and controversial field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, adopts a global perspective and discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it such as teaching the Holocaust without survivors and the role of digital technology in the classroom.
From Holocaust to Goldhagen - Exemplary debates on the memory of the Holocaust in the last two decades Public representations of the Holocaust allow
the identification of patterns of publicly articulated forms of Holocaust
Author: K. Hannah Holtschneider
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Focusing on the 1980s-90s, examines how Protestants in Germany interpret their self-understanding as part of the community which is defined by its connection to the Nazi past. Analyzes representations of the Holocaust and of the Christian-Jewish relationship in three German Protestant theological texts: the 1980 statement of the Rhineland synod of the Evangelical Church "Zur Erneuerung des Verhältnisses von Christen und Juden"; Marquardt's theological text "Von Elend und Heimsuchung der Theologie: Prolegomena zur Dogmatik" (1992); and Britta Jüngst's dissertation "Auf der Seite des Todes das Leben" (1996). The analysis of these texts is informed by the development of narratives of collective memory of the Holocaust in German society in the 1980s-90s, from the miniseries "Holocaust" to the Goldhagen controversy. All three texts admit the responsibility of Christianity and Christians for the Holocaust and build theologies that do not reject Jews. Contends that, contrary to their stated intentions, most Holocaust theologians do not truly listen to the Jewish perspective. Calls on practitioners of "theology after Auschwitz" to embrace Jews and Judaism in order to restore the credibility of Christian Churches which abandoned the Jews in Auschwitz.
Teaching the Holocaust in a Multiracial , Multicultural Urban Environment
CAROLE ANN REED AND MYRA NOVOGRODSKY are two debates currently
taking place among educators in the province of Ontario which are relevant to
Author: F.C. DeCoste
Publisher: University of Alberta
A powerful collection of commentary on the Holocaust by international writers from nine disciplines. The volume forms a response to the Holocaust's demands on memory and on thought, and is an occasion to encounter the Holocaust both as history and as possibility. Contributors provided essays on art, politics, law, and education. The 38 contributors include: Stephen Feinstein, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Carol Ann Reed, Director, Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto; Sid Chafetz, artist and professor of art; Henry Friedlander, professor of history, Brooklyn College; David M. Crowe, professor of history, Elon College; Mark Osiel, professor of law, University of Iowa; James E. Young, professor of English and Judaic studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Sybil Milton, Vice-President, Independent Experts: Switzerland-World War II; and Zygmunt Bauman, emeritus professor of sociology, University of Leeds. The book has won several awards, including the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, Second Place, to copyeditor Carol Berger.
The Debate in the Late 1950s on Determining the Name of the Memorial Day
Two matters that provoked a dispute in the Knesset in 1953 during the debates
on the Yad Vashem Law – the definition of the term heroism during the Holocaust
Author: Roni Stauber
Category: Social Science
This book is the first comprehensive, as well as impartial, account of the various ways the people of the state of Israel, beginning with their social integration in the 1950s, grappled with the still fresh memory of the Holocaust and with finding a suitable way of commemorating it and passing that memory on to future generations. The public debate in Israel in the 1950s over the question of the Jewish response to the Nazi policy of extermination in areas under German domination during the Holocaust is the core of the book. Contrary to common assumption the book exposes the disagreements and differences of opinion which guided, and disturbed, Israeli society and its leadership, and raised fundamental questions concerning the collective memory of the Holocaust. Thus it throws light on the nature of Israeli society in the fifties as well as on the fears and the needs of its political leaders.
Author: SPECIAL CONSULTANT THOMAS. DALTONPublish On: 2017-03-16
A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent.
Author: SPECIAL CONSULTANT THOMAS. DALTON
A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent. Here, arguments and counter-arguments are presented, and all relevant facts are laid out in a clear and concise manner. The entire debate, censored in public, is presented in a scholarly fashion. (3rd ed.)
... which official West German identity, arguably, has become as dependent on
the Holocaust as Jewish identity.” The debate about German guilt since the war's
end in 1945 is “hardly a history of silence and amnesia,” according to Grossmann
Author: Karyn Ball
Publisher: SUNY Press
"Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics' efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the "proper" approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that govern a contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust. She examines the scholarly reception of Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners, the debates culminating in Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Lyotard's response to negations of testimony about the gas chambers, psychoanalytically informed frameworks for the critical study of traumatic history, and a conference on feminist approaches to the Holocaust and genocide. Ball's book bridges the gap between psychoanalysis and Foucault's understanding of disciplinary power in order to highlight the social implications of traumatic history."--BOOK JACKET.
Dan Stone, Histories of the Holocaust (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010),
p. 10. Tom Lawson, Debates on the Holocaust (Manchester: University of
Manchester Press, 2010), p. 309. Peter Hayes and John K. Roth, 'Introduction', ...
Author: C. Kakel
Based on an exploration of both pre-Nazi and Nazi theory and practice, Pete Kakel challenges the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, illuminating the Holocaust's decidedly imperial-colonial origins, context, and content in a book of interest to students, teachers, and lay readers, as well as specialist and non-specialist scholars.
These horrors shocked the conscience of humanity, provoking UN condemnation
of genocide in 1948 in the aftermath of World War II after the true enormity of the Holocaust had been fully discovered. BACKGROUND TO THE DEBATE ...
Author: Robert F. Gorman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
Examines the fifty most critical issues debated in the history of the United Nations, including human rights issues, the Cold War, women's rights, Zionism, Apartheid, and regional conflicts.
Author: Princess Grace Irish LibraryPublish On: 2004
The study of the Holocaust encompasses many interconnected issues: historical,
ethical, sociopolitical, civil, legal, ... Consequently, teachers who do take up the
challenge need to be mindful of the academic debates that now proliferate ...
Author: Princess Grace Irish Library
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Fourteen experts address issues of Holocaust representation, interpretation, and remembrance in rapidly shifting landscapes of memory.
Joanna Michlic The Jedwabne Debate: Reshaping Polish National Mythology In
recent decades, the subject of ... Various new studies reveal that as with other
uncomfortable memories haunting Europe, the Holocaust was repressed and ...
Author: Robert S. Wistrich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Holocaust Denial. The Politics of Perfidy provides a graphic and compelling global panorama of past and present variations on this toxic phenomenon. The volume examines right and left wing French negationism, post-Communist Holocaust deniers in Eastern-Europe, the spread of denial to Australia, Canada, South-Africa and even to Japan. Leading scholarly experts also explore the close connection between Holocaust denial, global conspiracy theories, antisemitism and radical anti-Zionism – especially in Iran and the Arab world.
In recent years Polish historiography of the Holocaust and debates on Polish-
Jewish relations during the Holocaust have themselves become a subject of
interest and research. Several publications on this topic have appeared.1 This
Author: Canada. Parliament. SenatePublish On: 2003
Yet the Holocaust , despite those 58 years , imagined or remembered to this day ,
refuses to sit still . When you enter this chamber tomorrow , give her a nod ,
because if she were sitting in the Senate today , she would support this bill .
58 See, for example, Jan Blonski's essay giving the template of a debate
between a Jewish and a nonjewish Pole, rehearsing all the well-known ... My
Brother's Keeper: Recent Polish Debates on the Holocaust (London: Roudedge,
Author: Sue Vice
Category: Literary Criticism
Examining the controversies that have accompanied the publication of novels representing the Holocaust, this compelling book explores such literature to analyze their violently mixed receptions and what this says about the ethics and practice of millennial Holocaust literature. The novels examined, including some for the first time, are: * Time's Arrow by Martin Amis * The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas * The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski * Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally * Sophie's Choice by William Styron * The Hand that Signed the Paper by Helen Darville. Taking issue with the idea that the Holocaust should only be represented factually, this compelling book argues that Holocaust fiction is not only legitimate, but an important genre that it is essential to accept. In a growing area of interest, Sue Vice adds a new, intelligent and contentious voice to the key debates within Holocaust studies.
Holocaust Representation: Art within the Limits of History and Ethics. Baltimore,
MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. Lawson, Tom. Debates on the Holocaust. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. Linenthal, Edward T.
Author: Daniel H. Magilow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Holocaust Representations in History is an introduction to critical questions and debates surrounding the depiction, chronicling and memorialization of the Holocaust through the historical analysis of some of the most provocative and significant works of Holocaust representation. In a series of chronologically presented case studies, the book introduces the major themes and issues of Holocaust representation across a variety of media and genres, including film, drama, literature, photography, visual art, television, graphic novels, and memorials. The case studies presented not only include well-known, commercially successful, and canonical works about the Holocaust, such as the film Shoah and Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, but also controversial examples that have drawn accusations of profaning the memory of the genocide. Each work's specific historical and cultural significance is then discussed to provide further insight into the impact of one of the most devastating events of the 20th century and the continued relevance of its memory. Complete with illustrations, a bibliography and suggestions for further reading, key terms and discussion questions, this is an important book for any student keen to know more about the Holocaust and its impact.
The mandating of Holocaust education in cities such as New York and
Philadelphia had launched public debates on the topic, and numerous colleges
and universities were offering Holocaust courses. Still, interest in the Holocaust
was largely ...
Author: T. Fallace
Interest by American educators in the Holocaust has increased exponentially during the second half of the twentieth century. In 1960 the Holocaust was barely being addressed in American public schools. Yet by the 1990s several states had mandated the teaching of the event. Drawing upon a variety of sources including unpublished works and interviews, this study traces the rise of genocide education in America. The author demonstrates how the genesis of this movement can be attributed to a grassroots effort initiated by several teachers, who introduced the topic as a way to help their students navigate the moral and ethical ambiguity of the times.
How Do We Read Holocaust Testimonies? Piotr Kuhiwczak The Holocaust was a
European phenomenon. English was not the first language of either the victims or
the perpetrators, but the study of the Holocaust and the debates about its ...
Author: Myriam Salama-Carr
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The relationship between translation and conflict is highly relevant in today's globalised and fragmented world, and this is attracting increased academic interest. This collection of essays was inspired by the first international conference to directly address the translator and interpreter's involvement in situations of military and ideological conflict, and its representation in fiction. The collection adopts an interdisciplinary approach, and the contributors to the volume bring to bear a variety of perspectives informed by media studies, historiography, literary scholarship and self-reflective interpreting and translation practice. The reader is presented with compelling case studies of the 'embeddedness' of translators and interpreters, either on the ground or as portrayed in fiction, and of their roles in mediating, memorizing or rewriting conflict. The theoretical reflection which the essays generate regarding mediation and neutrality, ethical involvement and responsibility, and the implications for translator and interpreter training, will be of interest to researchers in translation, interpreting, media, intercultural and postcolonial studies.
The Holocaust as a Paradigm for Ethical Thinking and Representation Tamás
Kisantal Representations of the Holocaust in ... As Michael Dintenfass suggests
in his essay on theoretical debates about the Holocaust, this event has become
Author: Louise Olga Vasvári
Publisher: Purdue University Press
The work presented in the volume in fields of the humanities and social sciences is based on 1) the notion of the existence and the "describability" and analysis of a culture (including, e.g., history, literature, society, the arts, etc.) specific of/to the region designated as Central Europe, 2) the relevance of a field designated as Central European Holocaust studies, and 3) the relevance, in the study of culture, of the "comparative" and "contextual" approach designated as "comparative cultural studies." Papers in the volume are by scholars working in Holocaust Studies in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the US.
A debate about the Holocaust is raging underground; not whether or not it happened, but rather how, through what means, and to what extent.
Author: Thomas Dalton
For the past few decades there has been raging a kind of subterranean debate, one of monumental importance. It is a debate about the Holocaust - not whether or not it "happened" (this is a meaningless claim), but rather, how it happened, through what means, and to what extent. On the one hand we have the traditional, orthodox view: the six million Jewish casualties, the gas chambers, the cremation ovens and mass graves. On the other hand there is a small, renegade band of writers and researchers who refuse to accept large parts of this story. These revisionists, as they call themselves, present counter-evidence and ask tough questions. Among the issues they raise are these: There is no trace of a 'Hitler order' to exterminate the Jews; key witnesses have either falsified or greatly exaggerated important aspects of their stories; major death camps - Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, and Treblinka - have all but vanished; we find little evidence of disturbed earth for mass graves; we find few remains of the millions of alleged victims - neither bones nor ash; mass-gassing with Zyklon-B would be nearly impossible without ventilators and ceiling holes; mass-gassing with diesel engine exhaust is practically impossible, given the low level of carbon monoxide; wartime air photos of Auschwitz show none of the alleged mass-burnings or cremations; the '6 million' number has no basis in fact, and actually traces back decades before the war; trends in Jewish world population strongly suggest less than 6 million lost; and the present number of "survivors" - currently over 1 million - implies few wartime deaths. The revisionists arrive at a different account. Hitler, they say, wanted to expel the Jews, not kill them. The ghettos and concentration camps served primarily for ethnic cleansing and forced labor, not mass murder. The Zyklon gas chambers did in fact exist, but were used for delousing and sanitary purposes. And most important, the Jewish death toll was much lower than commonly assumed - on the order of 500,000. In this book, for the FIRST TIME EVER, the reader can now judge for himself. Arguments and counter-arguments for both sides are presented, and all relevant facts are laid out in a clear and concise manner. The entire debate is presented in a scholarly and non-polemical fashion. Citations are marked, and facts are checked. READ, and JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.
Race, the Holocaust, and Postwar Germany Volker Langbehn, Mohammad
Salama. and commonalities in the debates. Although we situate the debate within
a larger context, we foreground the inherent tensions and differences among ...
Author: Volker Langbehn
Publisher: Columbia University Press
More than half a century before the mass executions of the Holocaust, Germany devastated the peoples of southwestern Africa. While colonialism might seem marginal to German history, new scholarship compares these acts to Nazi practices on the Eastern and Western fronts. With some of the most important essays from the past five years exploring the "continuity thesis," this anthology debates the links between German colonialist activities and the behavior of Germany during World War II. Some contributors argue the country's domination of southwestern Africa gave rise to perceptions of racial difference and superiority at home, building upon a nascent nationalism that blossomed into National Socialism and the Holocaust. Others remain skeptical and challenge the continuity thesis. The contributors also examine Germany's colonial past with debates over the country's identity and history and compare its colonial crimes with other European ventures. Other issues explored include the denial or marginalization of German genocide and the place of colonialism and the Holocaust within German and Israeli postwar relations.