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TL;DR: In the last several decades, there has been an attempt to gender genocide by focusing on sexual as well as lethal violence during the Holocaust as discussed by the authors, which has been called gender genocide.
Abstract: Over the last several decades there has been an attempt to gender genocide by focusing on sexual as well as lethal violence during the Holocaust. While there has been tremendous consideration of wo...

13 citations


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TL;DR: In post-Communist Poland, fantasy stories of Jews returning to Poland after the Holocaust have become a staple of post-communist Polish cultural expression as discussed by the authors, and several Polish films, Aftermath (2012), Ida (2013), and Demon (2015) have been published.
Abstract: Fantasies of Jews returning to Poland after the Holocaust have become a staple of post-Communist Polish cultural expression. Recent Polish films, Aftermath (2012), Ida (2013), and Demon (2015) repr...

11 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors consider how the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is experienced by teenage visitors on organized visits with the Holocaust Educational Trust (UK), based on their own observations.
Abstract: This paper considers how the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is experienced by teenage visitors on organized visits with the Holocaust Educational Trust (UK). The findings presented are based on se...

10 citations


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TL;DR: This article developed an approach to utilizing narrative interviews with individuals who witnessed, became complicit in, facilitated, or benefitted from National Socialist violence, and used this approach to identify those who benefited from National Socialism.
Abstract: In this article, I will develop an approach to utilizing narrative interviews with individuals who witnessed, became complicit in, facilitated, or benefitted from National Socialist violence. Drawi...

10 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors foregrounded an epistemological problem with consequences for future prosecutions: what status do witness testimonies, survivor memoirs, and survivor narratives, and blu...
Abstract: Recent trials of elderly Holocaust perpetrators have foregrounded an epistemological problem with consequences for future prosecutions: what status do witness testimonies, survivor memoirs, and blu...

9 citations


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Adam Brown1
TL;DR: This article analyzed the representation of Jewish leaders in Holocaust fiction films, particularly in relation to the ethical dilemmas confronted by members of the Judenrate (Jewish councils) and their leaders.
Abstract: This article analyses the representation of Jewish leaders in Holocaust fiction films, particularly in relation to the ethical dilemmas confronted by members of the Judenrate (Jewish councils) and ...

9 citations


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TL;DR: Goldfinger as discussed by the authors retraces his German Jewish grandparents' relationship with Leopold von Mildenstein (1902-1968), a former SS officer, in his autobiographical documentary film The Flat.
Abstract: In his autobiographical documentary film The Flat (2011; הדירה), Arnon Goldfinger retraces his German Jewish grandparents’ relationship with Leopold von Mildenstein (1902–1968), a former SS officer...

8 citations


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TL;DR: More than seven decades after the liberation of concentration camps across Europe, we are witnessing the jostle between communicative and cultural memory to determine how the Holocaust is inscribed as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: More than seven decades after the liberation of concentration camps across Europe, we are witnessing the jostle between communicative and cultural memory to determine how the Holocaust is inscribed...

7 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the present collection of critical articles both in the historical context of contemporary forms of Holocaust commemoration and in the scholarly tradition of research on the history of the Holocaust.
Abstract: This introduction situates the present collection of critical articles both in the historical context of contemporary forms of Holocaust commemoration and in the scholarly tradition of research on ...

7 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the filmic representation of the Wannsee Conference is discussed, where fifteen senior German officials met at a villa on the shore of a Berlin lake to discuss and coordinate their policies.
Abstract: This article discusses the filmic representation of the infamous Wannsee Conference, when fifteen senior German officials met at a villa on the shore of a Berlin lake to discuss and co-ordi...

7 citations


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TL;DR: The authors traces the development of the Israeli narrative of sexual violence during the Holocaust and seeks to account for the period of silence on this issue from the 1960s to the late 1980s.
Abstract: This article traces the development of the Israeli narrative of sexual violence during the Holocaust and seeks to account for the period of silence on this issue from the 1960s to the late 1980s. I...

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TL;DR: This article pointed out that violence against Jews did not come solely from the Sturmabteilung and Schutzstaffel, and that even children and teenagers were involved in it.
Abstract: Historiography has long since cleared up a myth from the post-war period: in Nazi Germany, violence against Jews did not come solely from the Sturmabteilung and Schutzstaffel. Even children and tee...

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TL;DR: The authors analyzes the documentary Notre Nazi (1984), a German-French film produced by Thomas Harlan, the son of the notorious Nazi filmmaker Veit Harlan who was best known for directing the prop...
Abstract: This essay analyzes the documentary Notre Nazi (1984), a German-French film produced by Thomas Harlan, the son of the notorious Nazi filmmaker Veit Harlan, who was best known for directing the prop...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigate the process of identity construction through music in two feature films about the Shoah that deal explicitly with acts of resistance and solidarity: Schindler's List (1993) and The Final Solution (1998).
Abstract: This article investigates the process of identity construction through music in two feature films about the Shoah that deal explicitly with acts of resistance and solidarity: Schindler’s List (1993...

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TL;DR: The first analysis of the 1930s logbooks of the aliens in the Channel Island of Guernsey is presented in this paper, where they are termed as 'objects of collaboration' because of the role they played.
Abstract: This paper presents the first ever analysis of the 1930s logbooks of the aliens in the Channel Island of Guernsey; logbooks termed here as ‘objects of collaboration’ because of the role they played...

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TL;DR: Richter's 1999 courtroom thriller Nichts als die Wahrheit (After the Truth) alerts viewers to the power of film to manipulate its audience with implicit references to Wolfgang Liebenein this paper.
Abstract: Roland Suso Richter's 1999 courtroom thriller Nichts als die Wahrheit (After the Truth) alerts viewers to the power of film to manipulate its audience with implicit references to Wolfgang Liebenein...

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TL;DR: The authors examined children's Holocaust literature as a mechanism for dealing with a traumatic past and found that secrecy was a central motif in 131 books, in which secrecy was the central motif of many of the books.
Abstract: This paper examines children's Holocaust literature as a mechanism for dealing with a traumatic past. The study's corpus includes 131 books, in which secrecy is a central motif. In 51 of these book...

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Daniel Adamson1
TL;DR: The University College London Centre for Holocaust Education (UCL CfHE) as mentioned in this paper has contributed more to understandings of Holocaust education in the United Kingdom than the UCL National Holocaust Museum.
Abstract: There are few organizations which have contributed more to understandings of Holocaust education in the United Kingdom than the University College London Centre for Holocaust Education (UCL CfHE). ...

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Jeffrey Wallen1
TL;DR: The Son of Saul as mentioned in this paper is a Hungarian film that immerses its viewers in the life of a member of the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Abstract: The essay analyzes the movie Son of Saul, a Hungarian film that immerses its viewers in the life of a member of the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is not an easy film to watch as it prese...

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TL;DR: In 1977, New Haven became one of the first municipalities in the United States to donate a plot of public land to the erection of a Holocaust memorial as discussed by the authors. But as time has passed, Holocaust memorials have had blos...
Abstract: In 1977 New Haven became one the first municipalities in the United States to donate a plot of public land to the erection of a Holocaust memorial. As time has passed, Holocaust memorials have blos...

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TL;DR: In this article, the artwork of Israeli artist, Rachel Nemesh, a Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor, is discussed. The assemblage to be discussed was exhibited in her solo exhibition, One Flesh, in 2020.
Abstract: This article focuses on the artwork of Israeli artist, Rachel Nemesh, a Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor. The assemblage to be discussed was exhibited in her solo exhibition, One Flesh, in 2020...

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TL;DR: The second conference of the European Association for Holocaust Studies (EAS) held in Krakow in November 2017 as mentioned in this paper was the focus of the fruitful discussions that began at that conference, and to spark further discussion on the question(s) of Auschwitz.
Abstract: The word Auschwitz is multifaceted. Indeed, Auschwitz is a site of mass atrocity, a museum, a cemetery, a focal point of Holocaust memory, a place of education, a town in south west Poland, a tourist “must-see,” and a place where complex negotiations of identity and morality take place. Overshadowing all of these nuances, the word itself has entered common vernacular as shorthand for the Holocaust or, even more generally, as an example of an uncomplicated ethical binary. In this way, the word masks a complex and difficult history, often functioning as a linguistic and historical reduction that relies on its symbolic currency over and above historical accuracy. These complexities were the focus of the second conference of the European Association for Holocaust Studies, held in Krakow in November 2017. The present volume aims to continue the fruitful discussions that began at that conference, and to spark further discussion on the question(s) of Auschwitz. Since the contributions all revolve around the same theme, some overlap and repetition is inevitable. However, as will become clear, each of the articles in the volume offers something new to the extensive criticism that already exists on the topic of Auschwitz.

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TL;DR: The first Israeli documentary dedicated to the topic of descendants of Nazis, Hitler's Children (Chanoch Ze'evi, 2011) as discussed by the authors, analyzes cinematic and ethical choices in mediating a notably...
Abstract: Hitler’s Children (Chanoch Ze’evi, 2011) is the first Israeli documentary dedicated to the topic of descendants of Nazis. This article analyzes cinematic and ethical choices in mediating a notably ...

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TL;DR: This article presented data drawn from a recent empirical study involving more than 8,000 English secondary school students (aged 11-18) who took part in either a survey or focus group interview.
Abstract: This paper presents data drawn from a recent empirical study involving more than 8,000 English secondary school students (aged 11–18) who took part in either a survey or focus group interview. It c...

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TL;DR: In this article, the inhabitants of the town of Oświecim/Auschwitz discursively constructed two memoryscapes: the living one and the dead one.
Abstract: This article explores how inhabitants of the town of Oświecim/Auschwitz discursively construct two memoryscapes. On the one hand, there is the ‘living’ Oświecim, on the other hand there is the ‘dea...

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TL;DR: The Angel of Budapest and Perlasca as discussed by the authors were compared to demonstrate the process of constructing a national Holocaust hero, and the two biopics have identical plots, albeit with identical plots.
Abstract: This article contrasts the Spanish The Angel of Budapest and the Italian Perlasca to demonstrate the process of constructing a national Holocaust hero. The two biopics have identical plots, albeit ...

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TL;DR: The authors employ a close reading of Elie Wiesel's third novel, Day (1961), as a lens through which to explore the difficulties inherent in disengaging from the Holocaust past and their impact on the present.
Abstract: This article employs a close reading of Elie Wiesel’s third novel, Day (1961), as a lens through which to explore the difficulties inherent in disengaging from the Holocaust past and their impact o...

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TL;DR: In this article, a discussion among six contributors deeply familiar with the challenges of analyzing survivor testimony, each with a distinct methodological approach to the topic of sexual violence, is presented, along with a discussion of the role of the media in this process.
Abstract: This Forum is a discussion among six contributors deeply familiar with the challenges of analyzing survivor testimony, each with a distinct methodological approach to the topic of sexual violence a...

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TL;DR: In this paper, a micro-analysis of the battle over the memory of solidarity in Protocol No. 008, its context and dissemination in archives and museums, shows that vulnerability is an important underlying issue.
Abstract: In the aftermath of the Second World War, a number of Polish concentration camp survivors came to Sweden as part of a rescue action. The Polish Research Institution (PIZ), collecting evidence of the Nazis’ crimes, interviewed some of them. In one of the interview protocols, Protocol No. 008, PIZ assistants added a note voicing strong criticism of the interviewee’s memory of lack of solidarity between camp prisoners. Providing a micro-analysis of the battle over the memory of solidarity in Protocol No. 008, its context and dissemination in archives and museums, the article shows that vulnerability is an important underlying issue.

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Zoë Waxman1
TL;DR: This article explored how scholars have interpreted the rare diaries and survivor accounts testifying to sexual violence during the Holocaust, focusing on the diary of Molly Applebaum to explore how scholars interpreted how they were interpreted.
Abstract: This article focuses on the diary of Molly Applebaum to explore how scholars have interpreted the rare diaries and survivor accounts testifying to sexual violence during the Holocaust. While histor...