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The Resource Fantasies of witnessing : postwar efforts to experience the Holocaust, Gary Weissman

Fantasies of witnessing : postwar efforts to experience the Holocaust, Gary Weissman

Label
Fantasies of witnessing : postwar efforts to experience the Holocaust
Title
Fantasies of witnessing
Title remainder
postwar efforts to experience the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Gary Weissman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fantasies of Witnessing explores how and why those deeply interested in the Holocaust, yet with no direct, familial connection to it, endeavor to experience its horror vicariously through sites or texts designed to make the event "real" for nonwitnesses. Gary Weissman argues that far from overwhelming nonwitnesses with its magnitude of horror, the Holocaust threatens to feel distant and unreal. A prevailing rhetoric of "secondary" memory and trauma, he contends, and growing efforts to portray the Holocaust as an immediate and personal experience are responses to an encroaching sense of unreality: "In America, we are haunted not by the traumatic impact of the Holocaust, but by its absence. When we take an interest in the Holocaust, we are not overcoming a fearful aversion to its horror, but endeavoring to actually feel the horror of what otherwise eludes us.""--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weissman, Gary
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Memory
  • HISTORY
  • Historiography
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Memory
  • Holocaust
  • Letterkunde
  • Geheugen
  • Films
  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung
  • Rezeption
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
Label
Fantasies of witnessing : postwar efforts to experience the Holocaust, Gary Weissman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: to feel the horror -- Reading Wiesel -- The Holocaust experience -- Shoah illustrated -- Steven Spielberg and the sensitive line -- Claude Lanzmann and the Ring of Fire -- Conclusion: the horror, the horror
Control code
on1042219747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501730054
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvkd7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219747
Label
Fantasies of witnessing : postwar efforts to experience the Holocaust, Gary Weissman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: to feel the horror -- Reading Wiesel -- The Holocaust experience -- Shoah illustrated -- Steven Spielberg and the sensitive line -- Claude Lanzmann and the Ring of Fire -- Conclusion: the horror, the horror
Control code
on1042219747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501730054
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvkd7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219747

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