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Published: 01 February 2024
Figure 14. Interior photos of the family home in Rheda illustrating Andreas Meyer’s memoir, 1993. Courtesy of the Meyer family. More
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Amir Engel This article offers a critical reading of Gershom Scholem's memoir, From Berlin to Jerusalem , by contrasting it with the memoir of another German Jewish intellectual, Salomon Maimon. Ostensibly, these two memoirs tell opposite stories. Maimon (1753–1800) grew up in an orthodox...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Erik Butler This essay shows how Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My Nervous Illness mobilizes discourses of broad cultural currency to achieve a practical objective: the author's release from psychiatric custody. In contrast with the two major currents that dominate Schreber scholarship...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that division. After a brief discussion of the forerunners to this spatial coupling in the spy tunnels under Vienna and Berlin in the immediate postwar period, I survey the use of tunnels as escape routes after the construction of the Wall in 1961 through their depiction in fiction, memoirs, history, and film...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., matrix for rethinking the “incomprehensible” in Holocaust representations along a spectrum of genres from memoir and poetry to documentary history. In the wake of emerging research on the “language situation” in the camps, Gramling explores texts that reanimate the multiple-language milieus of camp life...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Goldstücker's readings of Kafka and his understanding of his own life through his readings of Kafka. Goldstücker gradually came to frame his own past in terms borrowed from Kafka's Trial while interpreting Kafka's writings as a commentary on totalitarianism. A close reading of his memoir, written in exile...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 185–192.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Quinn Slobodian This essay offers a capsule memoir of a part-time Germanist. It recounts the author’s experience of coming of age in the 1990s when it was salad days for All Things German in North America and the sheen of Weimar shone. This decade was followed by the years of the global war...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 109–142.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Figure 14. Interior photos of the family home in Rheda illustrating Andreas Meyer’s memoir, 1993. Courtesy of the Meyer family. ...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in Long Island!) with an academic study, relying primarily on archival, oral history, photographic, and memoir sources, of the Jewish “Asiatic” experience and the relief agencies based in Iran and India. New German Critique 117, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 2012 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-1677264  © 2012 by New...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 87–100.
Published: 01 November 2007
... with the Nazis, a deal that he immediately turned down. The producer Jürgen Haase, who came across Bernard’s memoir in 1996, used this strange holiday for a fi lm project that was originally to be directed by Krzysz- tof Zanussi. However, after Zanussi fell out with the production team, Volker Schlöndorff...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Köppen  61 In his memoir The Patagonian Hare Lanzmann explained the aesthetic principle that he followed during the twelve years he worked on Shoah in terms of an existential task. “I was guided by the exigencies of the film itself,” writes Lanzmann. “These were the only demands I followed...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
... on Niederkirchnerstraß, the guide merely provides historical information that situates the remnants firmly in the past—there is no sense of their current function other than as part of the cul- tural memory of the nongeneric city. In this sense, these remnants are estab- lished as lieux de mémoire within...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of the Nazis. Perpetrators’ testimonies, however, are virtually nonexistent; that of Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, who wrote his “memoirs” in prison before being executed, is a rare exception. Anyone curious about the actions and motivations of those who willingly participated in the Nazi...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., in the constant referencing of historical material: aside from Trevor-Roper’s endorsement at the start of the fi lm, the bunker memoirs of Rittmeister Gerhard Boldt, whose book Die letzten Tage der Reichskanzlei (The Last Days of the Reich’s Chancellery) inspired the screenplay by Maria Pai Fosca...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 5–14.
Published: 01 February 2006
... as an empirical sociologist, initially met with the rejection that comes of violating a profession’s strongest taboo. In 1968 Lazarsfeld and Adorno both wrote memoirs of their experi- ences at the Princeton Radio Research Project and of their first encounters with one another. Both accounts have...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., “Father Books: Memoirs of Children of Fascist Fathers,” in Revealing Lives: Autobiography, Biography, and Gender, ed. Susan Groag Bell and Marilyn Yalom (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990), 191–201; Figge, “Fathers, Daughters, and the Nazi Past: Father Literature and Its (Resisting...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 51–64.
Published: 01 February 2008
...), the “classical author” in the fi eld who, in the fourth volume of his Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire du jacobinisme (1797–98), synthesizes con- servative conspiracy theories and a broad picture of the revolutionary male- factors, starting with the Persian founder of a so-called Manichaean religion...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to admit her illiteracy and therefore cannot properly defend herself. In prison, she is described as a supporter of other inmates, and she is given early release for good behavior. After she learns to read, she encounters the memoirs of one of her victims who escaped death and described her experience...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 119–132.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of culture through a web of intertextual allusions that evokes Loschwitz as a lieu de mémoire, casting the reader as a 17. These memories are overlaid with the artistic representation of Dresden as Elbflorenz, as embodied in the famous Canaletto view. Fine art has played a pivotal role...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 61–82.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with America is simultaneously a story of extraordi- nary success and one of abject failure. I insist on the coexistence of these two poles, but before doing so, I think it important to emphasize a sense of propor- tion. As the title of his memoir From Berlin to Jerusalem suggests, the two most...