Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-11

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Foreword

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pp. 12-15

...made the publication of another volume in the Lessons and Legacies series possible. The essays assembled here constitute a selection of those presented at the third Lessons and Legacies Conference, which Educational Foundation is extremely grateful to President James the superb work of its two principal organizers, Professors Michael ...

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Introduction

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pp. 16-19

...from the format of its predecessors but shares their preoccupation with both the past and, so to speak, the present of the Holocaust. Indeed, at the center of all the essays collected here are issues of pro cess: of how such disparate entities as academic disciplines, interpre tive frameworks, nationalities, sites, media, popular attitudes, and ...

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Looking Back

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pp. 20-33

...feminists, but I have a very special feeling for a woman in the Bible who has no name. Probably the only one. This is the wife of Lot. Lot was the relative of Abraham who tried to prevail upon God to save Sodom from the fire. He did not succeed, and so the angels came to destroy Sodom, and other angels came to save Lot and his ...

I. Disciplinary Reflections

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The Holocaust and History

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pp. 36-40

...uate studies to specialize in the history of the Holocaust-what at the time I termed the Nazi persecution of the Jews. My undergradu ate honors thesis was in English history; my master's thesis in French history. In effect, I became a historian of modern Germany by virtue and bystanders, with an emphasis on behavior that is situationally ...

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The Holocaust and Jewish Studies

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pp. 41-45

American higher education. Most small colleges now offer at least one course on the subject, while it is not unusual for larger universi ties to offer instruction about the Holocaust across a number of dis ciplines. Several institutions have recently established or announced positions specifically for Holocaust specialists, financed at least ...

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The Holocaust and Sociology

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pp. 46-53

...cance of the Holocaust to my discipline, I checked the online library caust and sociology." One reference, to Helen Fein's work, appeared on the screen. 1 Using "Holocaust and sociological" I got one more ogists who did not appear: J. Stanley Milgram, Nechama Tec, and Fred Katz, plus Ruth Linden's book, published in 1993.3 But even ...

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The Holocaust and Philosophy

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pp. 54-57

...experiences as a man-child in Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel introduces one of his teachers. His name is Moshe, and the year is 1941. Although the Holocaust is under way, it has not yet touched Wiesel's home town directly. One day the twelve-year-old Elie asks his teacher, within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right ...

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The Holocaust and Literary Studies

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pp. 58-63

I must admit from the outset that my approach to the Holocaust is shaped by a number of other disciplinary and intellectual influences. My research and my institutional affiliation are interdisciplinary. I was trained in German and comparative literature and then became increasingly engaged with ethnographic and anthropological ques ...

II. The German Context

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Beyond "the Crisis of German Ideology": Contextualizing German Culture, the Holocaust,

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pp. 66-73

...in the teaching of the Holocaust. 1 I realize that many of those who offer courses on the Holocaust handle the subject in a thoughtful and historically sound manner. My thoughts here arise out of con cerns that have been expressed by students in my own classes and by audience members during public lectures on European history, Jew ...

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The Year 1933: Revolution or Continuity in German History

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pp. 74-83

...work began broadcasting live from Berlin to cover the day's momen tous events. There was much to report. Shortly after noon that day diatelyas Hitler's jubilant followers poured into the streets. At seven 0' clock, a huge torchlight procession began winding down the Wil helmstrasse in front of the chancellery building. From the building's ...

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The Deutsche Bank and the Holocaust

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pp. 84-103

European Jews was impossible to depict in any detail. What little scholars knew about the conduct of the Deutsche Bank during the Nazi era had emerged in fragmentary and rather unreliable form im mediately after 1945, then had largely been forgotten.! The only people or entities that appeared to be in a position to provide more ...

III. Memory and Memorialization

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Accommodations and Other Flawed Reactions: Issues for Verwerking in the Netherlands

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pp. 106-121

...prehended in all of its unthinkability if there is to be a chance for us to avoid similar or even worse occurrences in the future. This understanding must be more than a scholarly endeavor. The various national societies under whose auspices the unthinkable was perpe trated or tolerated must, as national societies, become aware of the ...

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Custody and Care of Jewish Children in the Postwar Netherlands: Ethnic Identity and Cultural Hegemony

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pp. 122-150

Netherlands. He was nearly five when a friend of his great-aunt's later. "I loved swimming and so did my mother, and since I figured she might forget to take her swimming suit I packed [it] in my bag. I went into hiding, and I was taken from my family, separated from them, and in the moment that I was separated-the most important ...

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Dachau: The Political Aesthetics of Holocaust Memorials

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pp. 151-193

...pecially when an event as complex as "the Holocaust" is the object of commemoration. 1 For analytical purposes we can distinguish be tween two basic types of actualizing past events in the present. First, at the individual level, there is the act of remembering, the recalling to mind of actual experiences or acquired information. And second, ...

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The Future of Auschwitz: A Case for the Ruins

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pp. 194-202

...camp complex and graveyard for more than a million of its victims, is partly in ruins today, decaying and crumbling into the marshy Polish soil on which it was built more than a half-century ago. But after decades of neglect or inadequate attention, particularly from the standpoint of the Jewish victims and their survivors, conserva ...

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A Commentary on the Video-Documentary The Last Remnants of Lithuanian Jewry: The Narrative of a Holocaust Survivor

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pp. 203-217

LithuanianJewry (Berkeley, Cali?: Magnes Museum, 1995), using a script that had evolved out of my aunt Fanya's survival as a nun dur the film, adding footage of survivor interviews I had done in Lithu ania in 1991 and 1992. Our hope was to shed light on the nearly total destruction of Lithuanian Jewry during the Nazi occupation ...

Schindler Returns to Open Arms: Schindler's List in Germany and Austria

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pp. 218-235

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Is a Little Memory Better than None?

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pp. 236-249

...only to his own experienced horrors during the Final Solution but also to the killing fields of Cambodia and the ethnic cleansing in Louis, Missouri.1 The speech was scheduled for seven in the evening. By 5:30 P.M., police were diverting traffic on the packed roads to a parking lot several blocks away where buses were waiting to shuttle ...

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Holocaust Awareness and Denial in the United States: The Hype and the Hope

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pp. 250-261

Roper organization to conduct a survey to measure the extent of the Jewish Committee (hereafter AJC) released its findings the following April to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.1 The poll revealed that only 61 percent of the adults and ...

IV. Denial

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Holocaust Denial: A Generational Typology

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pp. 264-272

...caust deniers continues without resolution, both sides would agree that there is merit in Sun Tzu's dictum "Know thine enemy." 1 If anything, the urgency of this injunction has increased since Deborah products of the lunatic fringe in both North America and Europe but a distressingly pervasive group that threatens to influence a sig ...

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Blind in the Right Eye: German Justice and Holocaust Denial

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pp. 273-279

...metes out imprisonment for up to five years to those who deny the Holocaust. The bill was aimed at controlling the rising tide of neo Nazis. 1 An average of three attacks by right-wing extremists took place each day in Germany in 1994, by the admission of the federal authorities, and at least thirty people had been killed during the pre ...

Notes

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pp. 280-325

Notes on Contributors

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pp. 326-328