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Trespassing through shadows : memory, photography, and the Holocaust

Author: Andrea Liss
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
Series: Visible evidence, v. 3.
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"Photographs of the Holocaust bear a double burden: to act as history lessons for future generations so we will "never forget" and to provide a means of mourning. In Trespassing through Shadows, Andrea Liss examines the inherent difficulties and productive possibilities of using photographs to bear witness, initiating a critical dialogue about the ways the post-Auschwitz generation has employed these documents to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Liss
ISBN: 0816630593 9780816630592 0816630607 9780816630608
OCLC Number: 38550076
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Description: xix, 152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: (Im) Possible Witnessing --
Photography and Naming --
The Identity Card Project and the Tower of Faces at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum --
Between Trauma and Nostalgia: Christian Boltanski's Memorials and Art Spiegelman's Maus --
Artifactual Witnessing as (Im) Possible Evidence --
The Provocation of Postmemories --
In Lieu of a Conclusion: Tender Rejections.
Series Title: Visible evidence, v. 3.
Responsibility: Andrea Liss.

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"Photographs of the Holocaust bear a double burden: to act as history lessons for future generations so we will "never forget" and to provide a means of mourning. In Trespassing through Shadows, Andrea Liss examines the inherent difficulties and productive possibilities of using photographs to bear witness, initiating a critical dialogue about the ways the post-Auschwitz generation has employed these documents to represent Holocaust memory and history."--Publisher's description.

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