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Sparing the child : grief and the unspeakable in youth literature about Nazism and the Holocaust

Author: Hamida Bosmajian
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist. The texts examined include juvenile fiction and picture books and understudied nonfiction accounts such as narrative about the Hitler Youth movement. It will appeal to scholars of the Holocaust, German Literature, Nazism and children's literature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hamida Bosmajian
ISBN: 9780815338574 0815338570
OCLC Number: 815948774
Description: xxvi, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Official histories and counter-texts : literature for youth about Nazism --
ch. 2. "A Hitler youth does not cry" : text and subtext in Der Hitlerjunge quex --
ch. 3. Melancholy detachment : the narrative voice in Richter's trilogy about Hitler youths and young soldiers --
ch. 4. Hitler youths with private values : Barbara Gehrt's Don't say a word and Horst Burger's Why were you in the Hitler youth? --
ch. 5. Doris Orgel's The devil in Vienna : from Trope into history --
ch. 6. Holocaust narratives for young readers : the construction of an enabling rhetoric --
ch. 7. Ruth Minsky Sender's memoirs and the construction of the "Holocaust lady" --
ch. 8. Acquired knowledge about the Holocaust in fictional narratives : heroic gestures and unredeemable ironies --
ch. 9. Hidden grief : Maurice Sendak's Dear Mili and the limitations of Holocaust picture books --
Conclusion : "and there remains the story that can be told."
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.
Responsibility: Hamida Bosmajian.
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Publisher's description: Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist. The texts examined include juvenile fiction and picture books and understudied nonfiction accounts such as narrative about the Hitler Youth movement. It will appeal to scholars of the Holocaust, German Literature, Nazism and children's literature.

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