BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica Rapson, “Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of “monument fatigue”, a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between present visitors and past… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tomas Sniegon, “Vanished History: The Holocaust in Czech and Slovak Historical Culture” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bohemia and Moravia, today part of the Czech Republic, was the first territory with a majority of non-German speakers occupied by Hitler’s Third Reich on the eve of the World War II. Tens of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jordana Silverstein, “Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Over the last seventy years, memories and narratives of the Holocaust have played a significant role in constructing Jewish communities. The author explores one field where these narratives are disseminated: Holocaust pedagogy in Jewish… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catherine Chalier, “Reading the Torah: Beyond the Fundamentalist and Scientific Approaches” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Fundamentalist readings of sacred texts of major world religions are often regarded as an ever-increasing threat to personal and democratic freedoms. Historical and critical readings, alternatively, purport to be objective and teach us to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael A. Grodin, ed., “Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust,” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Faced with infectious diseases, starvation, lack of medicines, lack of clean water, and safe sewage, Jewish physicians practiced medicine under severe conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps of the Holocaust. Despite the odds against… Read More
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