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Introduction

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Jewish involvement in the military. From the beginnings of conscription in the late 1700s until the end of the Second World War, military service was ... More


French Discourses on Exorbitant Jewish Memory

Carolyn J. Dean

in Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801449444
eISBN:
9780801460333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449444.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the general effort of French intellectuals after the 1980s to define victims and the experience of victimization in a new cultural context. Among many scholars and critics in ... More


The Surfeit of Jewish Memory

Carolyn J. Dean

in Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801449444
eISBN:
9780801460333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449444.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the so-called surfeit of Jewish memory, which is articulated primarily as an argument about how Jewish memory exemplifies a pathological cultural attachment to having been or ... More


“Driven from Their Home”: Jewish Displacement and Musical Memory in the 1948 Movie Long Is the Road

Joshua S. Walden

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter uses the Yiddish film by Israel Beker Long is the Road (1948; Lang ist der Weg/Lang iz der Weg) to discuss Jewish survivors’ dislocation. As the film reveals, displacement bridges ... More


Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim After the Holocaust

Carolyn J. Dean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801449444
eISBN:
9780801460333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449444.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book 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 ... More


Epilogue

Carolyn J. Dean

in Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801449444
eISBN:
9780801460333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449444.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book has focused on critics' effort to return to an empirical history of injury deemed overwhelmed by memory, itself related ... More


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