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Cultural History and the Holocaust

01 Jan 2013-German History-Vol. 31, Iss: 1, pp 61-85
About: This article is published in German History.The article was published on 2013-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 4 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Cultural history & The Holocaust.
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TL;DR: In this paper, a transnational history of the Holocaust based on a study of a well-known Berlin Jewish family, the Veit Simons, is presented. But the authors use this tangled family history as a point of departure for a Transnational History of Holocaust, showing how to read the links connecting the protagonists to the wider world.
Abstract: This study offers a transnational history of the Holocaust based on a study of a well-known Berlin Jewish family, the Veit Simons. The authors use this tangled family history as a point of departure for a transnational history of the Holocaust. In particular, they show how to read the links connecting the protagonists to the wider world as a means of writing transnational history. Their history also shows the interconnectedness of perpetrators and victims. Moreover, they demonstrate the importance of the category of class for our understanding of the experience of Holocaust history. While the Veit Simons could hold off some of the persecution, eventually the Holocaust brought them to the ground, resulting in a story of illness, death and loss. Finally, the authors read the story from a feminist angle, offering an examination of the interplay of gender, class and persecution, examining how gender played out in coping while losing one’s former class.

16 citations

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TL;DR: The Book Thief (2005) as mentioned in this paper is a novel set in Bavaria at the onset of World War II, where Liesel Meminger's foster parents decide to help a German Jew, an event that will cata...
Abstract: Death is the unusual narrator of The Book Thief (2005), a fictional memoir set in Bavaria at the onset of WWII. Liesel Meminger's foster parents decide to help a German Jew, an event that will cata...

2 citations

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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...