Lessons and Legacies, Volume 3

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Northwestern University Press, 1999 - History - 303 pages
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The process of looking back on the Holocaust is one of a double nature: it can bring both enlightenment and a paralyzing pain, particularly for its survivors. This volume addresses the process of looking back, the challenges to understanding of unimaginable horrors that took place, and how academia, media, popular attitudes, and even judicial mind-sets handle that process.

A collection of nineteen essays, this book is organized into four sections: the first focuses on how various fields of study can open new perspectives on the Holocaust and sharpen old ones; the second examines culture and politics in Germany before and after 1933; the third addresses the problems associated with the memorialization of those years; and the final section examines the shocking denials of the Holocaust.
 

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Contents

Elie Wiesel
7
Disciplinary Reflections
23
The Holocaust and Philosophy
41
Revolution or Continuity
61
The Deutsche Bank and the Holocaust
71
Memory and Memorialization
93
Custody and Care of Jewish Children in
109
The Political Aesthetics
138
Michael R Marrus
169
Nathan F Cogan
178
Scott Denham
193
Judith E Doneson
211
Lawrence Baron
225
A Generational Typology
239
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Peter Hayes is the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor in the Department of History at Northwestern University. 

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