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Title: AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
CHALLENGING THE MYTH OF SILENCE
By: David Cesarani (Editor), Eric J. Sundquist (Editor)
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 0415616751
ISBN 13: 9780415616751
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Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Pub. date: 29 September, 2011
Pages: 240
Description: For the last decade scholars have been questioning the idea that the Holocaust was not talked about in any way until well into the 1970s. This collection exposes a serious misreading of the past on which rest the controversial claims for a 'Holocaust industry'.
Synopsis: For the last decade scholars have been questioning the idea that the Holocaust was not talked about in any way until well into the 1970s. After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence is the first collection of authoritative, original scholarship to expose a serious misreading of the past on which, controversially, the claims for a 'Holocaust industry' rest. Taking an international approach this bold new book exposes the myth and opens the way for a sweeping reassessment of Jewish life in the postwar era, a life lived in the pervasive, shared awareness that Jews had narrowly survived a catastrophe that had engulfed humanity as a whole but claimed two-thirds of their number.The chapters include: * an overview of the efforts by survivor historians and memoir writers to inform the world of the catastrophe that had befallen the Jews of Europe * an evaluation of the work of survivor-historians and memoir writers * new light on the Jewish historical commissions and the Jewish documentation centres * studies of David Boder, a Russian born psychologist who recorded searing interviews with survivors, and the work of philosophers, social thinkers and theologians * theatrical productions by survivors and the first films on the theme made in Hollywood * how the Holocaust had an impact on the everyday life of Jews in the USA * and a discussion of the different types, and meanings, of 'silence'. A breakthrough volume in the debate about the 'Myth of Silence', this is a must for all students of Holocaust and genocide.
Illustrations: 8 black & white halftones
Publication: UK
Imprint: Routledge
Returns: Returnable
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