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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
... violent dissolution. Second, it juxtaposes Spielzeugland with the British film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), which stages a situation in which the “wrong” person, that is, a non-Jew, is sent to death in the gas chamber. By evoking and then rewriting the narrative of the “wrong” victim...
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Published: 01 August 2019
Figure 2. Photograph from the Stroop-Report showing soldiers, a group of people, and a boy raising his hands. BArch, Bild 183-41636-0002. Figure 2. Photograph from the Stroop-Report showing soldiers, a group of people, and a boy raising his hands. BArch, Bild 183-41636-0002. More
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in the late 1930s, before they become the teenage East Side Kids or the grown Bowery Boys in films that continue through the 1950s. I focus on Angels with Dirty Faces (dir. Michael Curtiz, 1938), Crime School (dir. Lewis Seiler, 1938), and Angels Wash Their Faces (dir. Ray Enright, 1939...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 113–137.
Published: 01 February 2012
... back; there was nothing I could do to change that, and the desire not to love almost drove me crazy).25 And when a boy displays affections for her, as in the case of the overly demonstrative Axel Vollauf, whom her parents and siblings call scathingly “Tellerauge” (plate eyes)—he literally...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
... and women, children and adults, boys and girls”—that is, not representatives of mankind—but beings “brought down to the lowest common denominator of organic life itself, plunged into the darkest and deepest abyss of primal equality, like cattle, like matter, like things that had neither body nor soul...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... Bernstein’s Mahler was a figure defined by the stress between polarities. It might be termed as a cross between the “suffering servant,” who prophe- sized doom and suffered like no other, and the “little drummer boy,” the ulti- mate outsider in search of transcendence of his disadvantaged origins.3 In his...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... to be suppressed. These suppressed incestuous desires, Freud argues, express themselves in the transference of wishes onto animals. He mentions two cases to illustrate this.29 First, in his “Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year- Old Boy” (1909), Freud examines a boy who has a phobia of horses and fears more...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of their desires. It is a central figure in the drama of their love. Other stories in the magazine describe the suicides of gay men caused by unrequited love, while one from the 1903 volume narrates a boy’s romance with a vampire. His dying wish is to be buried with his undead lover. 61 A poem about...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 145–164.
Published: 01 February 2008
... character. As Hunter warned a Senate subcommittee in March 1959, “A man who has been deprived of convictions and standards . . . will accept a quack faith. . . . That is how we in America are falling into a trap, and the way in which we soft- ened up our boys for brainwashing before they went...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to the library’s European films collection. 22 Hitlerjunge Quex shows the conversion of a twelve-year-old boy, Heini Völker, into a Hitler Youth member and, in the terms of Eric Rentschler’s classic study of Nazi cinema, into a “political medium.” 23 The film is loosely based on the 1932 murder of Herbert...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-as-entertainment pro- gramming presented by public television channels, on our diminishing aver- sion toward images of the incommensurable—as when the filmThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) brings the viewer with it into the gas chamber4—and on the use of the Holocaust as a motif or a diversion...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Niko, the protagonist of Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh Boy (2012), for instance, traverses Berlin in an attempt to find himself and figure out what to do with his life after he discontinues his study of law. Like Aziza and Zach, he has several chance encounters. On various occasions, he is confronted...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... already fractured perspective is completely gone. We discover 32. Weber correctly notes that this story is, for Freud, told by children of both sexes (from the boy’s point of view) (ibid., 5). But only the male child experiences the story’s full anxiogenic threat to identity. 33...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
... poverty. Neither the family nor insti- tutions such as school or a religious community have any noticeable impact on the boy, nor do readings or theater visits shape the future leader. The social interactions in his infancy and youth are incidental and inconsequential. In his youth, the interplay...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in which “dwarfish” figures carry a bier draped with a black veil along the roads from Frongastell to Pyrsau and reminds the boy (something that Austerlitz is never to forget) that “nothing but a piece of silk like that separates us from the next world” (A, 75–76). On the other hand, the proximity...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 91–116.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Figure 2. Photograph from the Stroop-Report showing soldiers, a group of people, and a boy raising his hands. BArch, Bild 183-41636-0002. Figure 2. Photograph from the Stroop-Report showing soldiers, a group of people, and a boy raising his hands. BArch, Bild 183-41636-0002. ...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Wallen- stein meets a young boy, who tries to attack him. The boy is caught and, in looking at Wallenstein’s face, is overwhelmed with shame and love. Finally, he dies for his Führer. The book went through many editions even after World War II. Claudia...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... basement served the Gestapo as a prison and was later occupied by the Polish security service. Inas- much as we can tell, a mother lives there with her two teenage sons. The older boy is eighteen and willing to talk, although the family barely speaks English. Karmakar asks him, “Could you ask your...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 67–82.
Published: 01 August 2014
... enters the frame from the left and slows to a stop. What we are given in these shots is the arrival of a train as an ordinary part of life; the very banality is noteworthy. This logic continues as Keaton climbs down, is greeted by two boys, parts from his coworker, and starts to examine...