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Hiroshima : the origins of global memory culture

Hiroshima : the origins of global memory culture

Author: Ran Zwigenberg
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1962, a Hiroshima peace delegation and an Auschwitz survivor's organization exchanged relics and testimonies, including the bones and ashes of Auschwitz victims. This symbolic encounter, in which the dead were literally conscripted in the service of the politics of the living, serves as a cornerstone of this volume, capturing how memory was utilized to rebuild and redefine a shattered world. This is a powerful  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ran Zwigenberg
ISBN: 9781107071278 1107071275 131614366X 9781316143667
OCLC Number: 883510603
Description: xiv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The bright flash of peace : city planning, commemoration and politics in Hiroshima, 1945-1955 --
Modernity's angst : survivors between shame and pride, 1945-1960 --
Socialist bombs and peaceful atoms : exhibiting modernity and fighting for peace in Hiroshima, 1955-1962 --
Wounds of the heart : Robert Lifton, PTSD and the psychiatric reassessment of survivors and trauma --
The Hiroshima-Auschwitz Peace March --
A sacred ground for peace : violence, tourism and the sanctification of the Peace Park, 1963-1975 --
Peeling red apples : the Hiroshima-Auschwitz Committee and the Hiroshima-Auschwitz Museum, 1973-1995 --
Conclusion: The other Ground Zero? Hiroshima, Auschwitz, 9/11 and the world between them.
Other Titles: Hiroshima and the rise of global memory culture
Responsibility: Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University.
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A powerful exploration of the interaction between the history of Hiroshima and the global emergence of a culture of witnessing, trauma and remembrance following World War II. Zwigenberg traces the  Read more...


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'This brilliant book reminds us of how Hiroshima and Auschwitz were first paired in the Cold War emotional imaginary and explicates beautifully the tensions between messages of peace and Read more...

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