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Lessons and Legacies VIII
Primo Levi opened his memoir Survival in Auschwitz with a call to remember, reflect upon, and teach about the Holocaust—or to face the rejection of subsequent generations. The transmittal of this urgent knowledge between generations was the theme of the eighth Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust, and it is the focus of this volume. The circular formulation—from generation to generation—points backward and forward: where do we locate the roots of the Holocaust, and how do its repercussions manifest themselves? The contributors address these questions from various perspectives—history, cultural studies, psychiatry, literature, and sociology. They also bring to bear the personal aspect of associated issues such as continuity and rupture. What has the generation of the Shoah passed on to its descendants? What have subsequent generations taken from these legacies? Contributions by scholars, some of whom are survivors and children of survivors, remind us that the Holocaust does—and must—remain present from generation to generation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Theodore Zev Weiss - Foreword
  2. Theodore Zev Weiss
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Editor’s Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Doris L. Bergen - Introduction
  2. Doris L. Bergen
  3. pp. xv-xxx
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  1. I. Precedents and Antecedents
  2. pp. 3-4
  1. Christina von Braun - The Symbol of the Cross: Secularization of a Metaphor from the Early Church to National Socialism
  2. Christina von Braun
  3. pp. 5-33
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  1. Jürgen Zimmerer - The First Genocide of the Twentieth Century: The German War of Destruction in South - West Africa (1904–1908) and the Global History of Genocide
  2. Jürgen Zimmerer
  3. pp. 34-64
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  1. Annette Becker - Suppressed Memory of Atrocity in World War I and Its Impact on World War II
  2. Annette Becker
  3. pp. 65-82
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  1. Kate Brown - The Final Solution Turns East: How Soviet Internationalism Aided and Abetted Nazi Racial Genocide
  2. Kate Brown
  3. pp. 83-98
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  1. II. Testimony, History, and Memory
  2. pp. 99-100
  1. Omer Bartov - Interethnic Relations in the Holocaust as Seen Through Postwar Testimonies: Buczacz, East Galicia, 1941–1944
  2. Omer Bartov
  3. pp. 101-124
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  1. Na’ama Shik - Infinite Loneliness: Some Aspects of the Lives of Jewish Women in the Auschwitz Camps According to Testimonies and Autobiographies Written Between 1945 and 1948
  2. Na’ama Shik
  3. pp. 125-156
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  1. Elizabeth R. Baer - Rereading Women’s Holocaust Memoirs: Liana Millu’s Smoke Over Birkenau
  2. Elizabeth R. Baer
  3. pp. 157-174
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  1. Dori Laub - Breaking the Silence of the Muted Witnesses: Video Testimonies of Psychiatrically Hospitalized Holocaust Survivors in Israel
  2. Dori Laub
  3. pp. 175-188
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  1. III. Approaches to Historical Study of the Holocaust
  2. pp. 189-190
  1. Christopher R. Browning - Spanning a Career: Three Editions of Raul Hilberg’s Destruction of the European Jews
  2. Christopher R. Browning
  3. pp. 191-202
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  1. Martin Dean - Holocaust Research and Generational Change: Regional and Local Studies Since the Cold War
  2. Martin Dean
  3. pp. 203-221
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  1. Holly Case - Territorial Revision and the Holocaust: Hungary and Slovakia During World War II
  2. Holly Case
  3. pp. 222-244
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  1. IV. Postwar Legacies
  2. pp. 245-246
  1. Ronald Smelser - The Myth of the Clean Wehrmacht in Cold War America
  2. Ronald Smelser
  3. pp. 247-268
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  1. Ruth Kluger - Personal Reflections on Jewish Ghosts in Germany and the Memory of the Holocaust
  2. Ruth Kluger
  3. pp. 269-288
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  1. Geneviève Zubrzycki - “Poles-Catholics” and “Symbolic Jews”: Religion and the Construction of Symbolic Boundaries in Poland
  2. Geneviève Zubrzycki
  3. pp. 289-322
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 323-326
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