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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Erin McGlothlin This article focuses on the 2007 short film Spielzeugland ( Toyland ) and its engagement with the cinematic trope of the “wrong” victim and with German-Jewish history. First, the article analyzes how the film imagines the so-called German-Jewish symbiosis at the moment of its most...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 137–165.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Hitler's appointment as Reich chancellor. Grosz's drawings, compared with other representations of the camps in the mainstream press and by left-wing artists, are distinguished by their treatment of the masculinities of both the perpetrators and the victims. Gay Nazis, frequently evoked by the left-wing...
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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 (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... when he not only makes no mention of the Jewish population persecuted at the site but also relies on the highly conventional and objectifying symbol of the suitcase to represent metonymically Auschwitz's victims. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Past Lessons: Holocaust Conservation...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of an aesthetics of “failure” that observes das Bilderverbot , veils a messianic vision of justice. Benjamin's gnostic picture of modernity as a bureaucratic prison house reflects Josef K.'s victimized view of his situation in The Trial . Hans Blumenberg's therapeutic account of myth suggests a view of Kafka's...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
... victimization, on the other. To that end, the essay elaborates on the building's place within the context of both German multiculturalism during the Cold War era and the United States' geopolitical choices after September 11. Apology and Triumph: Memory Transference, Erasure, and a Rereading of the Berlin...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... in the present, but they themselves are configured as both the new Jewish victims and the agents who mourn the Holocaust dead. The ultimate gesture in this study is to take a step beyond this Antigone paradigm as it pertains to the discourse of mourning and melancholia in relation to postwar German history...
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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 (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 (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the experience of the victim with the perspective of the witness. In this way, it is argued, Weiss’s narrative enables an identification with the mute experience of destruction while converting that experience into a future-oriented political force: the emergence and continuation of collective struggle...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
... has appeared to me, for example, in the recurring dreams that plague me, in which I have the feeling that I am no longer really alive, but am just an emanation of a wish of some victim of Auschwitz...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 65–84.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Vilsmaier’s mobilizing of the emotional power of images to tacitly suggest an analogy between the plight of German refugees and victims of the Holocaust, these three docudramas do not lend themselves to revisionist interpretations of history. Such revisionism has tradi- tionally instrumentalized...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... After she learns to read, she encounters the memoirs of one of her victims who escaped death and described her experience in the concentration camp. This text enlightens Hanna with an understanding of her crimes, and she hangs herself. Her good nature is further highlighted by the fact that she donates...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of the perpetrator’s word comes together with the victim’s cry; they resonate with each other, in fact, implicate each other, suggesting a deeper tie binding language and violence, language and torture. Yet torture is a material event that cannot simply be subsumed under the symbolic. President Barack...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135–153.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Germans learned about the high price Germany paid as a result of “Hitler’s War”: lost lives, homes, territory, and possessions. Post- war textbooks left no doubt that the war had created many victims, but their authors also had no qualms about placing the German people high on that list...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 135–153.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., a sort of action hero against fascism. On the other hand, it held that Germans across the board were Adolf Hitler’s first victims and thus naturally antifascist. In brief, this myth exonerated Germans and exaggerated the anti- fascist resistance while ignoring the wide support National Socialism had...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 1–8.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Institut Film/Fernsehen, is less about the perpetrators’ deeds than about the victims’ experiences. The fictionalized voice that Mitscherlich adopts becomes a way to confront his German audi- ence, and one might think of similar, subsequent attempts to confront that same audience such as Malte...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 155–164.
Published: 01 November 2012
... victimization by the Nazis in combination with his camp experience left him feeling deeply ashamed. For example, in his last work, The Drowned and the Saved, Levi depicted his humiliation in a powerful chapter titled “Shame” that explores the depth of his feeling of degradation. As he stated: “Coming...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 179–190.
Published: 01 February 2006
...”: with regard to an injustice that can be rectified only when the victim does not assert his or her right and in the end right wins through against injustice, or justice is in the right against injustice. If Adorno maintains that the first and only principle of sexual ethics is that the accuser...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and grandfathers, ranging in these films from perpetrator to supporter to victim turned collaborator, are treated or, more often, concealed in the memories of surviving family members. These three films belong to a larger corpus of recent nonfiction films by, or about, the children, and sometimes grandchil...