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From the Holocaust to the Holocaust

21 Dec 1979-Telos (Telos Press)-Vol. 1979, Iss: 42, pp 137-143
TL;DR: As the war ends, the massive revelation of the genocide committed against the Jewish people and of the way it was carried out stupefies the Western world as mentioned in this paper, and European nations understand and recognize the immensity and unique nature of the crime with blinding immediacy.
Abstract: As the war ends, the massive revelation of the genocide committed against the Jewish people — and of the way it was carried out — stupefies the Western world. Infected to the core by the poison of anti-Semitism — and knowing that, to varying degrees, they are almost all guilty — the European nations understand and recognize the immensity and unique nature of the crime with blinding immediacy. So all is now clear, neither discussion nor contestation nor denial is possible; the Nazi crime has no precedent and, at the same time, it is unsurpassable precisely because it is an absolute crime.
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01 Jan 2013
TL;DR: The title "The Holocaust as fiction" might provoke misunderstanding as discussed by the authors, and it is not intended to suggest that there is anything fictional about the actual event. Yet, I do want to provoke.
Abstract: The title, “The Holocaust as fiction”, might provoke misunderstanding. Clearly, I do not wish to suggest that there is anything fictional about the actual event. Yet, I do want to provoke. Focusing on artistic representations of the Holocaust, I seek to address problems and moral dilemmas that evade understanding. Can the Holocaust ever be depicted through artistic means? Can it be romanticized, as the great Polish director, Andrzej Wajda, did with his Korczak? Can it be fictionalized as the maverick American filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino, did in his bleak, violent comedy Inglourious Basterds?

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14 Nov 2019
TL;DR: The importance of Holocaust themes to heavy metal is explored in as mentioned in this paper, where the authors focus on the Angel of Death, a song from Slayer's "Angel of Death" album as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: This article tackles a well-known but little-studied phenomenon: the importance of Holocaust themes to heavy metal. The fascination of metal bands with evil and death has until recently been met outside the scene with such reactions as moral panic, disgust or indifference. In the last ten years, however, scholars in an emerging discourse of Metal Studies have attempted to engage more critically with the social and musical dimensions of metal, in order to contextualise and understand its lyrics and imagery. Although a number of writers have touched upon the recurrence of Holocaust imagery, no one has dealt at any length with extreme metal as a form of Holocaust memory. My article focuses on what might be called the founding text of extreme metal, Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death’, which lived up to the sub-genre’s name by pushing both its musical form and its lyrical content beyond previously maintained limits and taboos. It considers the song’s mobilisation of affective intensities as involving problematic politics, but also a challenge to conceptions of Holocaust representation. I consider how affects are evoked by ‘Angel of Death’ through offering readings of the song itself as well as of ways that its reception have been recorded on social media, in concert videos, and reaction videos uploaded to YouTube.

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01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: Kader et al. as mentioned in this paper analyzed Jordan's history with the Palestinian refugees; the motivations and implementation of policies excluding Palestinians from integrating into Jordanian society, and compared these policies Jordan's current decisions regarding the treatment of Syrian refugees.
Abstract: KADER, SARAH New Refugees – Old Rules: An Analysis of Jordanian Refugee Policies. Department of Political Science, March 2016 ADVISOR: Thomas Lobe Over 1.4 million Syrians have fled to Jordan since 2011 as a result of the brutal, ongoing conflict in Syria. Just as the Palestinians fled Israel these last 67 years, the newly arrived Syrian refugees are an ignored actor in a cruel game between the Jordanian state, the United Nations Agencies, the United States and interested non-state actors. The resulting human rights violations, including denial of rights to work, healthcare, education, and movement, are not accidental but are sanctioned by the Jordanian state. This thesis analyzes Jordan’s history with the Palestinian refugees; the motivations and implementation of policies excluding Palestinians from integrating into Jordanian society, and compares these policies Jordan’s current decisions regarding the treatment of Syrian refugees. Through research of Jordanian ministries such as the Ministries of Interior, Education, and Health, and data provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) we find that the exclusive policies which affected the Palestinians are the template which the Kingdom of Jordan will use to deny Syrians the services and care they desperately need.

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  • ...ship's crew from monitoring radio traffic that might reveal Israel being the aggressor in its impending invasion of Syria 141 Scott, James (2009). The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U....

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  • ...(2004) 121 Benny Morris, Israel's Border Wars, 1949–1956: Arab Infiltration, Israeli Retaliation and the Countdown to the Suez War, Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 258–9. 122 Ryan, C. R. (2009). Inter-Arab alliances: Regime security and Jordanian foreign policy. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 123 Ibid, Ryan, C (2009) 124 Ibid, Ryan, C (2009)...

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  • ...CRIME AND LEGAL CONTROL: The Israeli Arab Population during the Military Government Period (1948—66)....

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  • ...144 Document 69 - Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume XIX, Arab-Israeli Crisis and War, 1967 - Historical Documents - Office of the Historian. (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2016, from https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v19/d69 145 Ibid. Kanovsky (1968) 146 Ibid....

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  • ...26 From the Holocaust to the State of Israel. (2001). From the Holocaust to the State of Israel....

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TL;DR: In this article, a quasi-experimentelle Feldstudie untersucht das Zusammenspiel zwischen unterschiedlichen filmischen Darstellungsformen des Holocaust, durch diese her-vorgerufene Abwehrmechanismen and gruppenbasierte Formen von Scham.
Abstract: Die Medien spielen eine immer wichtigere Rolle in der Vermittlung der Geschichte des Holocaust. Holocaust-Dokumentationen sahen sich in der Vergangenheit in Deutschland dem Vorwurf ausgesetzt, nicht-intendierte und unerwunschte Reaktionen unter den Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauern hervorzurufen, wie beispielsweise eine Distanzierung von der Opferseite oder der Forderung, einen Schlussstrich unter die Geschichte zu ziehen. Diese Kritik entstammt der Befurchtung, solche Reaktionen konnten eine kritisch-konstruktive Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte erschweren. Die vorgestellte Studie untersucht das Zusammenspiel zwischen unterschiedlichen filmischen Darstellungsformen des Holocaust, durch diese hervorgerufene Abwehrmechanismen und gruppenbasierte Formen von Scham. Ausgehend von einer Inhaltsanalyse von sechs unterschiedlichen Filmausschnitten untersuchten wir in einer quasi-experimentellen Feldstudie die Mediationseffekte von vier verschiedenen Abwehrmechanismen (Distanzierung von der Opferseite, Beschuldigung der Opfer, Nahe zur Taterseite und Zuruckweisung der Relevanz des Holocaust) auf gruppenbasierte Scham anhand einer Stichprobe von 224 Schulerinnen und Schulern der dritten Nachkriegsgeneration in Deutschland. Die Ergebnisse beschreiben die Komplexitat von Filmdarstellungen des Holocausts und legen dar, wie diese eine konstruktive Auseinandersetzung mit Geschichte hemmen, aber auch unterstutzen konnen.

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  • ...…covers a broad spectrum ranging from the refusal of some filmmakers to even consider the Holocaust as a past event with a definite conclusion (Lanzmann, 2007, p. 35) to the goal of structuring the “presentation of history not just in an investigative manner, but rather […] to make it […]…...

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