This book sets out to explore 'dark tourism'; that is, the representation of inhuman acts, and how these are interpreted for visitors at a number of places throughout the world, for example the sites of concentration camps in both Western and Eastern Europe. Many people wish to experience the reality behind the media images, or are prompted to find out more by a personal association with places or events. The phenomenon raises ethical issues over the status and nature of objects, the extent of their interpretation, the appropriate political and managerial response and the nature of the experience as perceived by the visitor, their residents and local residents. Events, sites, types of visit and 'host' reactions are considered in order to construct the parameters of the concept of 'dark tourism'. Many acts of inhumanity are celebrated as heritage sites in Britain (for example, the Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle), and the Berlin Wall has become a significant attraction despite claiming many victims.
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Intimations of Dark Tourism
Instances of Dark Tourism
The Third Reich and the Final Solution
The Death Camps of Poland
Covering History The Interpretation of the Channel Islands Occupation 193945
The Death Site of a President
War Sites of the First and Second World Wars
Alderney artefacts aspects assassination associated atrocity Auschwitz Auschwitz KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau become Berlin Birkenau Bletchley Park bombing British building celebrated cemeteries central centre Channel Islands Checkpoint Charlie clearly commemoration commodified concentration camps conflict context County Historical Foundation coverage culture Dallas County Historical dark tourism debate display economic elements Europe example exhibition experience film former German Underground Hospital Gestapo graves Greek Cypriot Holocaust Holocaust Memorial Museum ideological images Imperial War Museum interest interpretation Japanese Jewish Holocaust Jews Kennedy landscape Lee Harvey Oswald liberation located military National Nazi Normandy North Cyprus Northern Cyprus occupation offered operation Oswieczim past Pearl Harbor period photographs Poland political present prisoners quoted reality remains remembrance representation Republic of Northern Sachsenhausen Second World significant Sixth Floor television Texas tour tourism product tourist attraction TRNC tunnels Turkish Republic twentieth century USS Arizona Memorial victims visitors Wannsee Conference Washington