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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Articles

Annotated bibliographies on several aspects of the subject.

Holocaust Commemoration

This section was compiled by
Eunsol Kim.


Bar, Doron. "Holocaust Commemoration in Israel During the 1950s: The Holocaust Cellar on Mount Zion." Jewish Social Studies. 12.1 (2005): 16-38.

Baumel, Judith Tydor. "Articles - "In Perfect Faith": Jewish Religious Commemoration of the Holocaust." Studies in Religion. Sciences Religieuses. 30.1 (2001): 5.

Baumel-Schwartz, J.T. "Holocaust Commemoration." Tradition. 42.2 (2009): 99-100.

Brog, Mooli. "Victims and Victors: Holocaust and Military Commemoration in Israel Collective Memory." Israel Studies 8.3 (2003): 65-99. Historical Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.

Chametzky, Peter. "Global Art, National Values, Monumental Compromises: "German" 9/11 Commemoration in America, "American" Holocaust Commemoration in Germany." The Massachusetts Review. 50.1 (2009): 155.

Dejung, Christof. "Review Article: A Past That Refuses to Pass: The Commemoration of the Second World War and the Holocaust." Journal of Contemporary History. 43.4 (2008): 701-710.

Feldman, Jeffrey D. "Museum Anthropology - Review Essays - One Tragedy in Reference to Another: September 11 and the Obligations of Museum Commemoration - Yahrzeit: September 11 Observed. Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust . A Shared Experience: 04.19.95-09.11.01. Oklahoma City National Memorial Center Museum, Oklahoma City . A Day of Reflection and Remembrance: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum." American Anthropologist. 105.4 (2003): 839.

Fuchs, Anne. "Towards an Ethics of Remembering: The Walser-Bubis Debate and the Other of Discourse - Engaging with Current Theories of Cultural Memory, This Article Combines a Largely Phenomenological with a Psychoanalytic Perspective in Order to Address Those Alternative Modes of Cultural Transmission That Communicate Through the Unsaid, the Sous-Entendu and Silence. Questioning the Sufficiency of Narratalogical Models of Cultural Memory, the Article Focuses on Memory As a Rupture of Presence with a View to Outlining an Ethically Driven Theory of Cultural Memory, In Light of the Recent Proliferation of Various Forms of Holocaust Commemoration, the Article Highlights Some of the Dangers Associated with an Overly Didacticized Approach to Remembering. It Proposes That Cultural Memory Must Be Reconfigured in Terms of an "ethics of Remembering" Which Is Based on the Indexicality of Historical Experience. These Insights Are Then Applied to the Walser-Bubis Debate, Arguing That, Entangled in a False Opposition between Shame and Pride, Walser Ultimately Failed to Recognize Both the Indexicality of the Past and the Alterity of the Other." The German Quarterly. 75.3 (2002): 235.

Kaplan, L. D. "A Future for Holocaust Commemoration." Tikkun. 22.2 (2007): 49-52.

Kushner, Tony. "The Holocaust and the Museum World in Britain: A Study of Ethnography." Immigrants & Minorities 21.1 (2002): 13-40. Historical Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.

Meyers, Oren, Eyal Zandberg, and Motti Neiger. "Prime Time Commemoration: An Analysis of Television Broadcasts on Israel's Memorial Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism." Journal of Communication. 59.3 (2009): 456-480.

Meyers, Oren, and Eyal Zandberg. "The Sound-Track of Memory: Ashes and Dust and the Commemoration of the Holocaust in Israeli Popular Culture." Communication Abstracts. 25.6 (2002): 755-909.

Meyers, Oren, and Eyal Zandberg. "The Sound-Track of Memory: Ashes and Dust and the Commemoration of the Holocaust in Israeli Popular Culture." Media, Culture and Society. 24.3 (2002): 389-408.

Miles, William F. S. "Post-Communist Holocaust Commemoration in Poland and Germany." Journal of Holocaust Education 9.1 (2000): 33-50. Historical Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.

Nitka, J. "Education and Commemoration of the Holocaust as an Instrument of Shaping the National Identity of the Israeli Society." Przeglad Zachodni. 63 (2007): 176-198.

Niven, Bill. "Remembering the Holocaust: Representation, Neglect, and Instrumentalization." European History Quarterly 36.2 (2006): 279-291. Historical Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.

Santner, Eric L. "On the Difficult of Saying 'We': The 'Historians' Debate' and Edgar Reitz's 'Heimat'." History & Memory 2.2 (1990): 76-96. Historical Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.

Schacter, J.J. "Holocaust Commemoration and Tish'a Be-Av: The Debate Over ``Yom Ha-Sho'a''." Tradition. 41.2 (2008): 164-197.

Sheffi, Na'ama, and Martha Grenzeback. "Between Collective Memory and Manipulation: The Holocaust, Wagner and the Israelis." Journal of Israeli History 23.1 (2004): 65-77. Historical Abstracts. EBSCO. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.

Steinlauf, Michael. "Fifty Years Later: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Most Important Holocaust Commemoration in Our Lifetime Will Take Place This April in a World That Is Beginning to Lift the Amnesia Surrounding Jewish History's Greatest Trauma." Tikkun. 8.2 (1993): 29-32.

Stewart, Michael. "Remembering Without Commemoration: The Mnemonics and Politics of Holocaust Memories Among European Roma." The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 10.3 (2004): 561-582.

Zandberg, Eyal. "Critical Laughter: Humor, Popular Culture and Israeli Holocaust Commemoration." Media, Culture & Society. 28.4 (2006): 561-579.

Zubrzycki, Genevieve. "Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945-1979 (Review)." Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 19.2 (2005): 292-295.

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