Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Concentration camps

Page: 190

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Auschwitz and Afterimages

Author: Nicholas Chare

Publisher: I.B. Tauris


Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 1793

In 1980, Julia Kristeva's essay on abjection, Pouvoirs de l'horreur, was first published in France and subsequently translated into English as Powers of horror. Nicholas Chare's book provides a critical and careful reassessment of Kristeva's often misunderstood writings on the abject and a crucial appraisal of the value the concept abjection holds for the study of the witnessing and representation of the Holocaust.

After Auschwitz

Author: Richard L. Rubenstein

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780672611506

Category: Holocaust (Jewish theology)

Page: 287

View: 5045

Death Books from Auschwitz

Author: Jerzy Dębski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598112751

Category: Birkenau (Concentration camp)

Page: 760

View: 2692

"This register of names is based on the extant death books of Auschwitz kept in the Archives of the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In all they contain 68,864 entries. This register lists the last and first names along with the date and place of birth and the date of death as registered in the death books. The number of each entry is included to identify each one exactly." (from "Notes on the Entries" v. 2, p. 3). The Annex in volume 3 is an "alphabetical list of registered prisoners of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau whose deaths are documented ... This supplementary register documents the deaths of 11,146 prisoners ... (v. 3, p. 1417).

Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz

Author: Alan Rosenberg,James R. Watson,Detlef Linke

Publisher: German Studies


Category: History

Page: 355

View: 7838

What happens when an entire group of human beings is excluded from the definition of humanity? How is the power of language used to distort reality? What happens when a comprehensive economic plan is based on theft, brainwashing, slave labor, and murder? These and other philosophical questions about the Holocaust are contemplated in Contemporary Portraits of Auschwitz. In 1988, a group of philosophers who had survived the Holocaust, or had known people at the Auschwitz death camp, decided to found an organization that would examine the philosophical implications of Shoah: the Society for the Philosophic Study of Genocide and the Holocaust (SPSGH). Noting that the history and the personal horror stories had been told and retold, SPSGH's founders Sander Lee, Berel Lang, and Alan Rosenberg argued that too little study had been so far devoted to the philosophy of Hitler's final solution and other genocides. Auschwitz problematized the Enlightenment concept of humanity, and other concepts. The perfection of state-sponsored and -administered mass death issued in new forms of language, moral indifference, and forgetting. Philosophy often even fails to mention the Holocaust in discussions of National Socialism. And the disaster of Auschwitz has been largely neutralized by the normalization of a "ruined" language. This volume includes essays in several areas: Witnesses and Testimonies; Morality and Ethics; Art and Poetry; History and Memory; and The Crisis of Representation. Contributors are Karyn Ball, Eve Bannet, Debra Bergoffen, James Bernauer, Klaus Dorner, Jennifer N. Fink, Roger Fjellstrom, Ruth Liberman, Burkhard Liebsch, Alan Milchman, Raj Sampath, Paul Sars, Hans Seigfried, Thomas W. Simon, Dan Stone, Peter Strasser, Frans van Peperstratten, Erik M. Vogt, Andrew Weinstein, and others.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Zone

Author: Marek Rawecki

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oświęcim (Poland)

Page: 375

View: 9810

Presents postwar developments in preserving the Auschwitz-Birkenau ex-concentration and extermination camp in Poland. States that from 1991 working meetings were organized with representatives of municipal and conservation authorities in order to obtain a consensus on the aim and range of necessary works in the zone. Presents the results of the terrain studies, as well as the general guidelines for conservation and protection of the preserved structures of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, among them protection of the historical landscape and a ban on demolition or reconstruction of former camp buildings. Underlines the necessity to take into consideration both Polish and Jewish memories of the site.

Escape from Auschwitz

Author: Erich Kulka

Publisher: Praeger


Category: History

Page: 150

View: 8134

Describes how Siegfried Lederer escaped from the concentration camp in Auschwitz with the aid of an SS guard