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Showing papers in "Holocaust Studies in 2020"


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TL;DR: Reenactment has played a vital, albeit unacknowledged, role in what has been remembered of the Holocaust from the moment the camps were liberated, performative and participatory practices were sei...
Abstract: Reenactment has played a vital, albeit unacknowledged, role in what has been remembered of the Holocaust. From the moment the camps were liberated, performative and participatory practices were sei...

15 citations


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TL;DR: This paper explored the use of the subterranean dimension during the Jewish Holocaust in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, and found that facing extermination by the German forces, the Jewish people faced starvation and starvation.
Abstract: This study has explored the use of the subterranean dimension during the Jewish Holocaust in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. The study has found that facing extermination by the Ger...

12 citations


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TL;DR: Performative practices aim to transform individuals from passive spectators into socially and morally responsible agents as discussed by the authors. But performative practices do not figure prominently in Holocaust memorializa......
Abstract: Performative practices aim to transform individuals from passive spectators into socially and morally responsible agents. Although performative practices figure prominently in Holocaust memorializa...

11 citations


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TL;DR: The authors provide a different reading of Eichmann in Jerusalem, which situates it as an expression of Arendt's perception of the political sphere and of the i.i.d.
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to provide a different reading of Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem, that situates it as an expression of Arendt’s perception of the political sphere and of the i...

9 citations


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TL;DR: The authors investigates the changing role of the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors in twenty-first century British politics and culture, focusing on the post-witness era and the role of Holocaust survivors.
Abstract: As we approach the post-witness era this paper investigates the changing role of the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors in twenty-first century British politics and culture. In the first part, the a...

8 citations


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TL;DR: The Israeli discourse has always reflected a tendency to ground Holocaust memory in a particularistic perspective as discussed by the authors. This perspective involves a disproportionate focus on the suffering of the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Abstract: The Israeli discourse has always reflected a tendency to ground Holocaust memory in a particularistic perspective. This perspective involves a disproportionate focus on the suffering of the Jewish ...

8 citations


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TL;DR: The Cut (2015) performed in the former ghetto area of Warsaw in relation to the artists-in-residence program administered by POLIN as discussed by the authors is a participatory excavation project.
Abstract: The essay critically examines the participatory excavation project The Cut (2015) performed in the former ghetto area of Warsaw in relation to the artists-in-residence program administered by POLIN...

8 citations


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TL;DR: Since German Reunification, sites of Nazi atrocities have undergone an array of transformations as curators determine how they can best educate visitors as discussed by the authors, and this article offers a comparative analysis of these transformations.
Abstract: Since German Reunification, sites of Nazi atrocities have undergone an array of transformations as curators determine how they can best educate visitors. This article offers a comparative a...

7 citations


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TL;DR: The authors explored ways to successfully engage a community in the remembrance of the Holocaust in a non-communication-based way. But, as survivors pass away, our understanding moves from communicative to cultural memory.
Abstract: Remembrance of the Holocaust is fraught with difficulty and as survivors pass away, our understanding moves from communicative to cultural memory. In exploring ways to successfully engage a...

7 citations


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TL;DR: Remembrance in the Living Room is a social initiative providing an intimate format for commemoration on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance day, in the privacy of peo...
Abstract: Remembrance in the Living Room is a Jewish-Israeli social initiative providing an intimate format for commemoration on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance day, in the privacy of peo...

6 citations


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Simon Lavis1
TL;DR: In 2011, Fraser highlighted the lacunae in legal scholarship's treatment of the Nazi killing machine as a juridical phenomenon as mentioned in this paper and pointed out the same void in the legal academy's engagement with the killing machine.
Abstract: In 2011, David Fraser highlighted ‘the lacunae … in legal scholarship’s treatment of the Nazi killing machine as a juridical phenomenon’1 This same void in the legal academy’s engagement with the

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TL;DR: This article explored how women memoirists use observations of queer relationships in concentration camps to express anxieties about their own sexualities and troubling notions of sexual fluidity, focusing on a close reading of the memoirs of women survivors of the Holocaust to show how their narratives reflect the existence of sexual curiosity and anxiety.
Abstract: This article aims to explore how women memoirists use observations of queer relationships in concentration camps to express anxieties about their own sexualities and troubling notions of sexual fluidity. It builds on the small body of secondary literature devoted to examining representations of eroticism and queer sexuality in Holocaust memoir, and seeks to demonstrate how, and in what ways, the women conceptualize their own sexuality through language in their published testimonies. The article focuses on a close reading of the memoirs of women survivors of the Holocaust to show how their narratives reflect the existence of sexual curiosity and anxiety.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examine teachers' conceptualizations of Holocaust education within the context of a conflict-affected society: ethnically-divided Cyprus, and explore the relationship between education and conflict.
Abstract: The present paper aims to examine teachers’ conceptualizations of Holocaust Education within the context of a conflict-affected society: ethnically-divided Cyprus. This exploration is conducted thr...

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TL;DR: A higher percentage of Dutch Jews were exterminated in death camps during World War II than from any Western European country except Germany Although scholars address myriad aspects of the Dutch Jewish experience as discussed by the authors, they do not address the impact of the Holocaust on Dutch Jews.
Abstract: A higher percentage of Dutch Jews were exterminated in death camps during World War II than from any Western European country except Germany Although scholars address myriad aspects of thi

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Simo Muir1
TL;DR: In this paper, performances of a pageant called Mother Rachel and her children written by Helsinki-born Jac Weinstein in 1948 as a work of Holocaust commemoration and the radically differen...
Abstract: This article discusses performances of a pageant called Mother Rachel and her children written by Helsinki-born Jac Weinstein in 1948 as a work of Holocaust commemoration and the radically differen...

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Ellis Spicer1
TL;DR: When asked why he returned to the Lithuanian city of Ukmergė, where his parents died, a witness named "Israel" asserted simply that he was born there as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: When asked why he returned to the Lithuanian city of Ukmergė, where his parents died, a witness named ‘Israel’ asserted simply that he was born there. The site of such horror was also a place of fa...

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TL;DR: On 11 March 1965, Dr. Franz Lucas, a defendant in Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial (1963-65), admitted to selecting prisoners on the ramp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in the spring of 1944 as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: On 11 March 1965, Dr. Franz Lucas, a defendant in Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial (1963–65), admitted to selecting prisoners on the ramp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in the spring of 1944. His remorseless confe...

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TL;DR: In this article, the Shoah Foundation's video testimony of the Holocaust survivor Dina Gottliebova (1923-2009) is analyzed based on a thorough examination of the audiovisual narra...
Abstract: In this article the authors analyze the Shoah Foundation’s video testimony of the Holocaust survivor Dina Gottliebova (1923–2009). Based on a thorough examination of Gottliebova's audiovisual narra...

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TL;DR: In this paper, a first integrated analysis of the forced march and murder of hundreds of forced laborers from Bor, Serbia, in the multiethnieth century is presented, where the authors examine various unexplored testimony collections.
Abstract: Examining various unexplored testimony collections, this article offers a first integrated analysis of the forced march and murder of hundreds of forced laborers from Bor, Serbia, in the multiethni...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors worked with students in the US and in the UK to devise two separate peformances based on a script from the Terezin Ghetto (in German).
Abstract: As collaborators on the project Performing the Jewish Archive we worked with students in the US and in the UK to devise two separate peformances based on a script from the Terezin Ghetto (in German...


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TL;DR: Barnouw as mentioned in this paper offers a broad overview of a range of pertinent topics in relation to Anne Frank, from different versions of the diary and its international publication history, to theater and science.
Abstract: David Barnouw’s book offers a broad overview of a range of pertinent topics in relation to Anne Frank, from different versions of the diary and its international publication history, to theater and...

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TL;DR: The willfully conscious whitewashing of Orthodox Church involvement in the Holocaust is the central theme of Ion Popa's study on the shaping of Holocaust memory in Romania as discussed by the authors, spanning seven decades.
Abstract: The willfully conscious whitewashing of Orthodox Church involvement in the Holocaust is the central theme of Ion Popa's study on the shaping of Holocaust memory in Romania. Spanning seven decades f...

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Jacob Tovy1
TL;DR: The question of relations with Germany after the Holocaust was one of the most volatile issues on the Israeli-Jewish agenda as mentioned in this paper, and the approach formulated from the end of the Second World War called for...
Abstract: The question of relations with Germany after the Holocaust was one of the most volatile issues on the Israeli-Jewish agenda. The approach formulated from the end of the Second World War called for ...

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TL;DR: Prior to Operation Barbarossa there were 220,000 Jews living in Lithuania, of which approximately 120,000 in small towns and villages as mentioned in this paper, and these provincial Jews were totally annihilated within...
Abstract: Prior to Operation Barbarossa there were 220,000 Jews living in Lithuania, of which approximately 120,000 in small towns and villages. These provincial Jews were totally annihilated within ...

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Ellis Spicer1
TL;DR: This paper explored personal narratives of survivors to reveal how a hierarchy of suffering manifests in Holocaust survivor associations. But they did not address the issue of the hierarchy's role in the identification of survivors.
Abstract: This article engages with the controversial issue of a hierarchy of suffering in Holocaust survivor associations. It explores personal narratives of survivors to reveal how a hierarchy manifests in...

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TL;DR: The contention that the true function of Auschwitz was unknown in the West until the arrival of the Vrba/Wetzler report in June 1944 has been repeatedly discredited by corrective scholarship as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: The contention that the true function of Auschwitz was unknown in the West until the arrival of the Vrba/Wetzler report in June 1944 has been repeatedly discredited by corrective scholarship. Never...