Holocaust Studies

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Representing Childhood and Atrocity

Edited by Victoria Nesfield & Philip Smith
Subjects: Literature

Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.

A Double Burden

Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.

Of an Alien Homecoming

The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.

Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Shadows in the City of Light

Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Qorbanot

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

The Struggle for Understanding

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

The Holocaust and Masculinities

Edited by Björn Krondorfer & Ovidiu Creangă
Subjects: History

Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.

A Survivor Named Trauma

By Myra Sklarew
Subjects: History

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures

Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.

The Pen Confronts the Sword

By Avihu Zakai
Subjects: History

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

An Archive of the Catastrophe

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

Storytelling

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

Writing in Witness

A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.

Figures of Memory

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi

Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.

Hiding Places

A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.

Federman's Fictions

Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Introduction by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Preface by Charles Bernstein
Afterword by Raymond Federman
Subjects: Literature

A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.

The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945

Edited by Danielle Bailly
Translated by Betty Becker-Theye
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

The Old Guard

A brutal and unflinchingly honest portrayal of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche.

Cinema and the Shoah

Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.

Forgetful Memory

Examines the role of forgetfulness in our understanding of the Holocaust.

Disciplining the Holocaust

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

The Philosopher as Witness

Responses to Fackenheim’s reflections on the centrality of the Holocaust to philosophy, Jewish thought, and contemporary experience.

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature

Deepens and enriches our understanding of the Jewish literary tradition and the implications of the Shoah.

Ethics and Selfhood

By James R. Mensch
Subjects: History

Argues that a coherent theory of ethics requires an account of selfhood.

Over the Rooftops of Time

Wide-ranging and poignant reflections on literature, art, science, and memory.

Words and Witness

Connects Holocaust literature and film to other works of "historical horror" in order to examine the limits that trauma imposes upon literary and artistic expression.

Children of Job

An original contribution to Holocaust studies that demonstrates the theological and psychosocial issues emerging in novels and films by sons and daughters of survivors.

Meditations of a Holocaust Traveler

By Gerald E. Markle
Subjects: History

This book travels across time, place, and subject to ponder the meaning of the Holocaust for contemporary cultures.

Rethinking Jewish Faith

This book addresses the faith of a member of the "Second Generation"—the offspring of the original survivors of the Shoah . It is a re-examination of those categories of faith central to the Jewish ...