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The Americanization of the Holocaust

The Americanization of the Holocaust

Author: Hilene Flanzbaum
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The editor sought to present representations of the Holocaust in America in such media and artifacts as "movies, theater, architecture, advertising, survivor testimony, television, the discussion of race, and literature and cultural theory."--Introduction, p. 15.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Americanization of the Holocaust.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilene Flanzbaum
ISBN: 0801860210 9780801860218 0801860229 9780801860225
OCLC Number: 39556729
Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The imaginary Jew and the American poet / Hilene Flanzbaum --
Aliens in the wasteland : American encounters with the Holocaust on 1960s science fiction television / Jeffrey Shandler --
Imagining survivors : testimony and the rise of Holocaust consciousness / Henry Greenspan --
America's Holocaust : memory and the politics of identity / James E. Young --
Inheriting the Holocaust : Jewish American fiction and the double bind of the second-generation survivor / Andrew Furman --
Surviving Rego Park : Holocaust theory from Art Spiegelman to Berel Lang / Amy Hungerford --
"Three thousand miles away" : the Holocaust in recent works for the American theater / Joyce Antler --
The cinematic triangulation of Jewish American identity : Israel, America, and the Holocaust / Sara R. Horowitz --
Reflections on the Holocaust from Nebraska / Alan E. Steinweis --
"You who never was there" : slavery and the new historicism- deconstruction and the Holocaust / Walter Benn Michaels --
Suffering as a moral beacon : Blacks and Jews / Laurence Mordekhai Thomas --
Play will make you free : reprising The triumph of the will in Chicago's Nike town / Andrew Levy.
Responsibility: edited by Hilene Flanzbaum.
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A collection of essays presenting America's cultural appropriation of the Holocaust, and examining how much of our knowledge of it comes to us through cultural filters. The authors discuss a range of  Read more...


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Hilene Flanzbaum accepts with a refreshing lack of dogma the notion that 'the imprint of a multicultural but predominantly Gentile America' will inevitably flatten-but also broaden-American Holocaust Read more...

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