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Aversion and erasure : the fate of the victim after the Holocaust

Author: Carolyn J Dean
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2010.
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In Aversion and Erasure, Carolyn J. Dean offers a bold account of how the Holocaust's status as humanity's most terrible example of evil has shaped contemporary discourses about victims in the West. Popular and scholarly attention to the Holocaust has led some observers to conclude that a "surfeit of Jewish memory" is obscuring the suffering of other peoples. Dean explores the pervasive idea that suffering and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn J Dean
ISBN: 9780801449444 0801449448
OCLC Number: 617618941
Description: viii, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : victims, suffering, identity --
The surfeit of Jewish memory --
French discourses on exorbitant Jewish memory --
Minimalism and victim testimony --
Erasures.
Responsibility: Carolyn J. Dean.

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