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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Or Rogovin Abstract The image of the perpetrator in Israeli Holocaust fiction changed fundamentally in the mid-1980s: from one-dimensional Nazi beasts, typical of earlier Israeli writing, to humanized individuals, whose vulnerability and multidimensionality may blur the divide between victims...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
...A. Dirk Moses New German Critique, Inc. 2007 The Non-German German and the German German: Dilemmas of Identity after the Holocaust A. Dirk Moses Whoever thou art . . . by ceasing...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... perpetrator as a reliable historical—and even moral—witness of the Holocaust. Whether one admires Les bienveillantes or loathes it depends largely on how one responds to this improbable combination of perpetrator and reliable witness. One problematic aspect of the novel is its use of the Oresteia theme...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of the Holocaust in light of her general political philosophy. Arendt avoids giving a straightforward reply as to why Adolf Eichmann and his fellow perpetrators acted as they did. Critics have so far ignored how the linguistic instability of Eichmann in Jerusalem reflects the absence of legal and moral stability...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jennifer M. Kapczynski Robert Thalheim's 2007 film And Along Come Tourists ( Am Ende kommen Touristen ) is a critique of a contemporary Holocaust pedagogy geared to generating emotion rather than to critical engagement. Drawing on Theodor W. Adorno's essay “Education after Auschwitz,” this article...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Klaus Theweleit This article addresses criticisms of Jonathan Littell's 2006 novel about the Holocaust, Les bienveillantes . Littell's German critics largely panned the book for its lack of literary merit or as a failed contribution to historical scholarship on the genocide of European Jewry...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... , and Leaden Times are implicated in a “narrative fetish,” an attempt to reconfigure traumatic history to circumvent an authentic work of mourning. Two “tics” recur throughout these RAF films: first, a compulsive return to Holocaust images, such as those screened in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog ; second...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... ) proved the most shocking text of the second Oyneg Shabes cache for the way it vehemently alleges Jewish complicity in the systematic murder of the Jews of Warsaw and even harshly criticizes the victims themselves. This article analyzes the East-West polemic over Holocaust memory that erupted around...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Atina Grossmann In this article Grossmann addresses a transnational Holocaust story that has remained marginalized in both historiography and commemoration. The majority of the quarter million Jews who constituted the “saved remnant” ( She'erit Hapleta ) of eastern European Jewry collected...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
...David Gramling This article considers the Nazi concentration camps as sites of an epistemological collision between monolingualism and multilinguality—one that Holocaust studies has not come to full conceptual terms with. Gramling argues that this collision offers a primary, though undertheorized...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... are outlined by drawing on previously unknown archival material, including correspondence between Zemach and Vittorio Klostermann (Heidegger’s German publisher), as well as between Zemach and Heidegger himself. With a look at Heidegger’s reception in post-Holocaust Israel as reflected in the debates over his...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 91–116.
Published: 01 August 2019
... by a West German–Palestinian commando and explores historical references to the traumatic memories of the Holocaust that resonated in the public perception, cinematic depiction, and commemoration of the event. Through an analysis of newspaper coverage, documentary reports, docudrama films, and attempted...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of the archive—Petzold must turn to this material but sees that its (re)mediatization in mainstream Holocaust cinema has obscured its relationship to the traumatic events at stake. This article shows how Petzold uses his film to describe the difficulties of working with the archive from the positions...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 109–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Lawrence M. Kaye This article examines the problems associated with the restitution of Nazi-looted art in the United States by focusing on some of the leading cases. Although some legal battles have been won by the heirs of Holocaust victims and others are ongoing, many have been unsuccessful...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Andreas Huyssen The essay surveys how German painting East and West has dealt with the Third Reich and the Holocaust and how it is shaped by the Cold War confrontation. The comparison of East and West German art opens up both affinities and differences that challenge the lingering Cold War view...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 155–164.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Timothy E. Pytell This article examines the Holocaust testimonies of Primo Levi and Tadeusz Borowski. Focusing on how Levi's testimony leaves one feeling shameful about man's inhumanity to man, while Borowski's testimony leaves one feeling disgusted and nauseated, Pytell argues that these different...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
...-Holocaust revival in the field of cultural history but also of a continuing disjunction between the contexts of European critical theory and history and the anomalies of its reception in American popular culture. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Toward an Expansion of the Critique...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... themselves, are an expression of authenticity, Karmakar encounters sites of destruction as would a naive witness. He plays the role of the interested observer, who views, as if for the first time, the traces of the Holocaust. He deliberately refuses film aesthetics as they have been shaped by Lanzmann...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
... popular narratives about the Holocaust with its revision of the problematic notion of natural victimhood. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Rewriting the Fantasy of the “Wrong” Victim in Jochen Alexander Freydank’s Spielzeugland Erin McGlothlin...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2014
... archival images, and the earlier footage is thus doubly reframed. In the exploration of the survivors' relationship to the archival images, the film critiques and revises perspectives adopted by earlier films, particularly those that take an uncritical orientation toward iconic Holocaust imagery. © 2014...