Israel and the Daughters of the Shoah

In offering the nine narrators a forum to break the silences of their Israeli Shoah
daughterhood , I seek to bridge the ' memory gap ' ( Grunfeld , 1995 ) between
the traumatic legacy of the Shoah and the discourses available to represent it .

Author: Ronit Lentin

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571817751

Category: History

Page: 256

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The murder of a third of Europe's Jews by the Nazis is unquestionably the worst catastrophe in the history of contemporary Judaism and a formative event in the history of Zionism and the State of Israel. Understandably, therefore, the Shoah, written about, analyzed, and given various political interpretations, has shaped public discourse in the history of the State of Israel. The key element of Shoah in the Israeli context is victimhood and as such it has become a source of shame, shrouded in silence and subordinated to the dominant discourse which, resulting from the construction of a "new Hebrew" active subjectivity, taught the postwar generation of Israelis to reject diaspora Jewry and its alleged passivity in the face of catastrophe. This book is the culmination of years of preoccupation with the meaning of the Shoah for the author, an Israeli woman with a "split subjectivity: - that of a daughter of a family of Shoah survivors, and that of a daughter of the first Israeli-born generation; the culmination of her need to break the silence about the Shoah in a society which constructed itself as the Israeli antithesis to diaspora Jewry, and to excavate a "truth" from underneath the mountain of Zionist nation-building myths. These myths, the author argues, not only had deep implication for the formation of her generation but also a profound impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moreover, they are shot through with images of the "masculine" Israeli, constrasted with those of the weak, passive, non-virile Jewish "Other" of the diaspora. This book offers the first gendered analysis of Israeli society and the Shoah. The author employs personal narratives of nine Israeli daughters of Shoah survivors, writers and film makers, and a feminist re-reading of official and unofficial Israeli and Zionist discourses to explore the ways in which the relationship between Israel and the Shoah has been gendered in that the Shoah was "feminized" while Israel was "masculinized." This new perspective has considerable implications for the analysis of Israeli society; a gendered analysis of Israeli construction of nation reveals how the Shoah and Shoah discourse are exploited to justify Israel's, i.e. the "new Hebrew's," self-perceived right of occupation. Israel thus not only negated the Jewish diaspora, but also stigmatized and feminized Shoah victims and survivors, all the while employing Shoah discourses as an excuse for occupation, both in the past and in the present.

Christian Theology After the Shoah

Add to this contention that the Shoah confronts us with a striking historical irony (
that Christians were clearly collaborators in the murder of Jews in this century)
that dwarfs all bases for this teaching of deicide in a post-Shoah theology.

Author: James F. Moore

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761828516

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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This book takes up the challenge of providing a way to do Christian theology that is both sensitive to the questions arising in the Shoah and incorporates the advances of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Moore's approach also offers new thinking on the difficult texts of the Christian passion narratives as an example of the post-Shoah Christian theology. He expresses a hopeful outlook, that we are on the threshold of a new stage in theology and dialogue; a new generation of thinkers, both Jewish and Christian, are asking how we can move forward and apply the lessons learned from the events of the Shoah.

Democratic Ideal and the Shoah The

This profoundly regressive religiosity, in comparison to monotheism, is lurking
paradoxically in the secular sacralization of the Shoah's singularity. The
monotheist religions also have contributed their share to this sacralization.
Admittedly, the ...


Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438426440



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Cinema and the Shoah

F. JEAN-MICHEL FRODON: The program of four films that Jacques Mandelbaum
and I selected echoes a vaster program that endeavors to nourish reflection upon
the cinema and the Shoah.1 It aims at helping us to reflect together on the ...


Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438430287



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Last Letters from the Shoah

Author: Zvi Bachrach

Publisher: Devora Publishing

ISBN: 193014394X

Category: History

Page: 400

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Presents last letters written by those about to be killed during the Holocaust, some filled with hope and aspirations despite the circumstances, some with concerns for their own spiritual continuity through their children's survival.

See Under Shoah

In his peerless style, the author initiates us both in the cruel universe of the
Shoah and in the no less cruel world of its remembrance. While reading the novel
, we face not only the distressed minds of holocaust survivors, but also those of
their ...

Author: Marc De Kesel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004280946

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The essays in this volume examine David Grossman’s novel See under: Love. The multispectral reflection on the issue of imagination and the alleged unrepresentability of the Shoah greatly contributes to the ongoing discussion and helps understanding this rich, complicated novel.

The Hebrew Prophets after the Shoah

have raised significant questions about God, about divine silence, about the role
of humans after the Shoah. Where was God? Why was God silent and perhaps
even absent during the Shoah? These questions, difficult as they are, must be ...

Author: Hemchand Gossai

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873202

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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The Shoah is without question the defining moment in modern history, and it has transformed the manner in which the Bible is read and how God is understood. Questions that hitherto were rarely posed publicly must now be posed, and the human drama born out of exile, bondage, and genocide must be reckoned with in a new light. These are issues that are predicated on a faithful God to whom challenging and even unanswerable questions must be voiced. So, how might the Hebrew prophets address such contemporary issues as imperial militarism, eminent domain, trust and trauma, hunger and power, memory and shame, blame and self-critique, madness and exceptionalism? The daring words of the Hebrew prophets must have voices of testimony and witness in our time. This book speaks to that challenge.

Forging Shoah Memories

Forging Shoah Memories approaches the study of women's literary
representations of the Shoah with the conviction that “intellectual representations
are the activity itself” (Said 20). The act of writing exacts the power of literary
works to ...

Author: S. Lucamente

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375346

Category: History

Page: 291

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Despite an outpouring in recent years of history and cultural criticism related to the Holocaust, Italian women's literary representations and testimonies have not received their proper due. This project fills this gap by analyzing Italian women's writing from a variety of genres, all set against a complex historical backdrop.

The Shoah on Screen

Anti-realism Emmanuel Finkiel, Voyages France (1999), 111 min., colour;
language: French Historical theme: aftermath of the Shoah Moral theme: how to
live after the Shoah Aesthetic themes: triadic structure, memory and flashback,
the ...

Author: Anne-Marie Baron

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287159601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 127

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This publication considers how cinema, as a major modern art form, has covered topics relating to the Holocaust in documentaries and fiction, historical reconstructions and more symbolic films, focusing on the question of realism in ethical and artistic terms. It explores a range of issues, including whether cinema is an appropriate method for informing people about the Holocaust compared to other media such as CD-ROMs, video or archive collections; whether it is possible to inform and appeal to the emotions without being explicit; and how the medium can nurture greater sensitivity among increasingly younger audiences which have been inured by the many images of violence conveyed in the media. Films discussed include Schindler's List, Life is Beautiful, The Pianist, Sophie's Choice, Shoah, Au revoir les enfants, The Great Dictator and To Be or Not to Be.

One Family s Shoah

... Survival in Nazi Europe H. Lindenberger. One Family's Shoah Victimization,
Resistance, Survival in Nazi Europe Herbert Lindenberger ONE FAMILY'S
SHOAH Copyright © Herbert Lindenberger, 2013. Softcover reprint. One Family's

Author: H. Lindenberger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137084057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Deploying concepts of interpretation, liberation, and survival, esteemed literary critic Herbert Lindenberger reflects on the diverse fates of his family during the Holocaust. Combining public, family, and personal record with literary, musical, and art criticism, One Family's Shoah suggests a new way of writing cultural history.

A New Shoah

Author: Giulio Meotti

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594034770

Category: History

Page: 428

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Every day in Israel, memorials are held for people killed simply because they were Jews--condemned by the fury of Islamic fundamentalism. This is the first book devoted to telling the story of these Israeli terror victims. It centers on a previously unheard oral history of the Middle Eastern conflict from the viewpoint of the Jewish victims and their families.

The Shoah in Ukraine

... and family, Andrea Böltken, Christof Mauch, and Ian and Alexander Mauch.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. The Shoah in Ukraine
Introduction Ray Brandon and Wendy Lower Robert Moses Shapiro • ix

Author: Ray Brandon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253001597

Category: History

Page: 392

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On the eve of the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941, Ukraine was home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. Between 1941 and 1944, some 1.4 million Jews were killed there, and one of the most important centers of Jewish life was destroyed. Yet, little is known about this chapter of Holocaust history. Drawing on archival sources from the former Soviet Union and bringing together researchers from Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States, The Shoah in Ukraine sheds light on the critical themes of perpetration, collaboration, Jewish-Ukrainian relations, testimony, rescue, and Holocaust remembrance in Ukraine. Contributors are Andrej Angrick, Omer Bartov, Karel C. Berkhoff, Ray Brandon, Martin Dean, Dennis Deletant, Frank Golczewski, Alexander Kruglov, Wendy Lower, Dieter Pohl, and Timothy Snyder.

Shoah Presence Architectural Representations of the Holocaust

Author: Professor Eran Neuman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472435996

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Through the analysis of several commemorative acts in space, matter and image, namely museums and memorials, this book reflects on the ways in which architecture as a discipline, a practice and a discourse represents the Holocaust. In doing so, it problematises how one presents an extreme historical case in a contemporary context and integrates the historical into actuality. By examining several cases, the book defines the issues faced by various architects who dealt with this topic and discusses their separate and distinctive approaches. In each case, it analyses the ways in which the cultural and political contexts of commemoration led to a different interpretation of the condition. Focusing on the Ghetto Fighters’ House, the world’s first Holocaust museum; Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem; the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington; and the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, the book discusses how the representation of history by architecture creates a dialectic process in which architecture mediates the past to the present, while at the same time creating a present saturated with historical contexts. It shows how, together, they are incorporated into one another and create a new reality: past and present intertwined.

Die deutschen Juden in der Geschichte der Shoah

Author: Mosche Zimmermann

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161479270

Category: History

Page: 124

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A speech delivered by Zimmermann upon his receiving the Dr. Leopold-Lucas prize for the year 2002, printed in English and German on opposite pages. Deplores the historiographic neglect of the calamitous fate of German Jewry during the war period. Part of the reason is perhaps that for Germans, including German historians, it was too disturbing to consider the murder of their own neighbors, whereas Israeli historians are oriented toward studying Eastern European Jewry. German Jews made up only about 2% of all European Jews, but the process of their annihilation was in many ways distinctive and requires a historiography of its own. Yet in the context of the general history of the Holocaust or of the Jews in Germany, the topic is usually considered briefly, if at all. More is to be found in accounts of specific aspects (e.g. economic or cultural), in survivors' memoirs, and in local studies; but a comprehensive monograph is lacking. also argues that the association of Nazism solely with Auschwitz deprives us of lessons on racism and antisemitism that can be learned from its earlier stages.


Shoah, the Hebrew word for destruction, provides the title for the longest section of this book of poems. It is a narrative set on a boat in an empty world, a reconstruction of the Flood story from Genesis.

Author: Harry Smart


ISBN: 0571167934

Category: Poetry

Page: 74

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Shoah, the Hebrew word for destruction, provides the title for the longest section of this book of poems. It is a narrative set on a boat in an empty world, a reconstruction of the Flood story from Genesis. Harry Smart is the author of Criticism and Public Rationality.

History and Memory After Auschwitz

With these words Simone de Beauvoir concludes her preface to the French
edition of the text of the film Shoah (1985) by Claude Lanzmann.1 Any discussion
of the film must begin with an affirmation of its importance and of Lanzmann's ...

Author: Professor Dominick LaCapra

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801484960

Category: History

Page: 214

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The relations between memory and history have recently become a subject of contention, and the implications of that debate are particularly troubling for aesthetic, ethical, and political issues. Dominick LaCapra focuses on the interactions among history, memory, and ethicopolitical concerns as they emerge in the aftermath of the Shoah. Particularly notable are his analyses of Albert Camus's novella The Fall, Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah, and Art Spiegelman's "comic book" Maus. LaCapra also considers the Historians' Debate in the aftermath of German reunification and the role of psychoanalysis in historical understanding and critical theory. In six essays, LaCapra addresses a series of related questions. Are there experiences whose traumatic nature blocks understanding and disrupts memory while producing belated effects that have an impact on attempts to address the past? Do some events present moral and representational issues even for groups or individuals not directly involved in them? Do those more directly involved have special responsibilities to the past and the way it is remembered in the present? Can or should historiography define itself in a purely scholarly and professional way that distances it from public memory and its ethical implications? Does art itself have a special responsibility with respect to traumatic events that remain invested with value and emotion?

Visualizing the Holocaust

RITICAL COMMENTARY ON Claude Lanzmann's Shoah (1985) has been
consistently preoccupied with the supposedly anti-representational nature of this
project — in particular, with Lanzmann's refusal to include archival
representations of ...

Author: David Bathrick

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133830

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Collection of essays exploring the controversies surrounding images of the Holocaust.

A Shadow of Glory

CHAPTER 4 Shoah Consciousness and the Silence of American Christian
Biblical Scholarship MARK K. GEORGE I have found in my conversations with
American Jews that the Shoah is something about which many of them, if not all
of them, ...

Author: Tod Linafelt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415937949

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The writers of the New Testament were largely Jewish and laying the blame for the Holocaust at their feet would be absurd. However, the later cultural origins of anti-semitism means that reading the New Testament after the event calls for a new ethics of interpretation. These essays address this grave issue in detail,

Iwitness And Student Empathy

Findings of this study suggest that the personalized nature of engaging with testimony in IWitness promotes student development of empathy through the interpersonal connections that students form with survivors and witnesses of the ...

Author: Brandon Jerome Haas


ISBN: OCLC:927113188

Category: Education


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This qualitative interview study explores the perceptions of five USC Shoah Foundation Master Teachers who integrate IWitness in teaching about the Holocaust. The study focused on the perceptions of teachers as their students interact with survivor and witness testimony in IWitness as well as how IWitness provides a framework for moral education in comparison to other primary sources. Data gleaned from this study demonstrates the influence of personalized learning through testimony-based education on the development of empathy in secondary students. As IWitness is a new resource that engages students with Holocaust survivor testimony in innovative ways, this study fills a gap by analyzing teacher perception of a resource that places students at the intersection of multi-literacies and citizenship education. Findings of this study suggest that the personalized nature of engaging with testimony in IWitness promotes student development of empathy through the interpersonal connections that students form with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Participants suggest that by engaging students on the affective continuum of historical empathy, students demonstrate greater historical understanding and levels of care for the content and for people in society.