Monthly Archives: February 2012

Diminishing the Holocaust or Expanding Attention and Empathy to a Wider Array of Victims?

According to the journalist Charles Lewis who wrote in The National Post in January 2011, Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands, a new history of mass murder during the 1930s and 1940s under Nazism and communism, said that, after he finished … Continue reading

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Eric Sundquist and Jerome Chanes on Ruth Franklin’s Later Judgments in A Thousand Darknesses

Eric Sundquist in the Wall St. Journal “Despite the hazards of trying to represent events often said to be “unknowable,” Ms. Franklin insists on the moral authority of the imagination and shows the power of literature to uncover the truths … Continue reading

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Can There be Holocaust Literature after the First Generation?

Shoah: The Next Generation What Comes After the Survivors? By David Biale Published February 01, 2011, in the Forward. Once They Had a Country: Two Teenage Jewish Refugees in the Second World War By Muriel R. Gillick University of Alabama … Continue reading

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4th Meeting Faculty Seminar

The Holocaust memoir has been a difficult subject in recent years. There have been several whopper-sized Holocaust frauds. These have included Binjamin Wilkomirski‚Äôs Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood, about a young child in the camps. It won the National … Continue reading

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