The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning

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Yale University Press, 1993 - Architecture - 398 pages
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In this study of Holocaust memorials, James E. Young explores both the idea of the monument and its role in public memory, disucssing how every nation remembers the Holocaust according to its own traditions, ideals, and experiences, and how these memorials reflect the ever-evolving meanings of the Holocaust in Europe, Israel and America. The result is a study of Holocaust memory, public art and their fusion in contemporary life.
  

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Review: The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning

User Review  - Yemoss - Goodreads

Lessons learned here are about appreciating artwork - specifically, memorials dedicated to the Holocaust. Multinational examples focus on Israel, Germany, Poland, Austria and America. What is the ... Read full review

Review: The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning

User Review  - Tarah - Goodreads

A smart, engaging analysis. In the midst of other works that approach memorials from a purely architectural or representational perspective, Young's work stands out as self-aware, clever, and just suspicious enough. Read full review

Contents

Parti
17
in Germany
27
Memory
81
Austrias Ambivalent Memory
91
Majdanek and Auschwitz
119
Nathan
155
Holocaust Heroism and National Redemption
209
Forests
219
of Yom Hashoah
263
Memory and the Politics of Identity
283
Boston
323
Notes
351
Bibliography
373
Index
391
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