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A specialist: the daily work of Erich Muhsfeldt, chief of the crematorium at Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, 1942–441

Mailänder Elissa

in Destruction and human remains: Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719096020
eISBN:
9781781707876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096020.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Any study of the routine activities of the SS in an extermination camp must consist above all of an analysis of the whole process of day-to-day extermination and its implementation by human beings. ... More


Camps in a Time of War: Civilian Concentration in Southern Africa, 1900–1901

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Guerrilla warfare during the South African (or Anglo-Boer) War presented a new context for the development of British camps. On the one hand, camps were a measure of military counterinsurgency that ... More


Witness for the Prosecution: Films at Nuremberg

Leshu Torchin

in Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676224
eISBN:
9781452948812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676224.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the role of cinematic technologies in the performance of international justice, with particular emphasis on three films in the first set of International Military Tribunals ... More


Decrepitude and Memory in the Landscape

Daniela Sandler

in Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter turns to Daniel Libeskind's unbuilt proposal for the site of former SS barracks next to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. This plan was commissioned by the local city ... More


Pledge of Allegiance: Performing Patriotism in the Japanese American Concentration Camps

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

in A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738399
eISBN:
9780814745250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738399.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes the performances of patriotism that characterized everyday life in the Japanese American Concentration camps. These camps evidence the violent history of Asian American ... More


Memory, Identity, and a Painful Past: Contesting the Former Dachau Concentration Camp

Aline Sierp

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The former concentration camp of Dachau is a memory site that has been highly contested for the past 60 years. Having been a concentration camp mainly for political prisoners, Dachau constitutes a ... More


“Detained Alien Enemy Mail: Examined”

Sharon Luk

in Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Three investigates systematic efforts to dismantle Japanese diasporic communities living on the U.S. West coast alongside the broader emergence of a U.S. wartime security or surveillance ... More


Reception, internment and repatriation, 1939–40

Scott Soo

in The routes to exile: France and the Spanish Civil War refugees, 1939-2009

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719086915
eISBN:
9781781706008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086915.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Outlines the reactions of the French authorities, press and public to the refugees’ arrival in France. Although some French nationals reacted with gestures of solidarity, the refugees faced a ... More


Conclusion – Understanding work camps: Memory and context

John Field

in Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter starts by placing the interwar work camps in an international context. It distinguishes between work camps that were organised in order to channel relief to unemployed men in countries ... More


Organisations, networks and identities, 1939–40

Scott Soo

in The routes to exile: France and the Spanish Civil War refugees, 1939-2009

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719086915
eISBN:
9781781706008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086915.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the Spanish republicans’ responses to the onset of exile with a focus on the reconstruction of their organisations, networks and collective identities. The chapter presents an ... More


(Re)politicising the dead in post-Holocaust Poland: the afterlives of human remains at the Bełżec extermination camp1

Zuzanna Dziuban

in Human Remains in Society: Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-Violence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107381
eISBN:
9781526120694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107381.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter will focus on three extermination camps – Bełżec, Sobibór, and Treblinka – to understand the cultural and social importance of burial for the processes of mourning performed in ... More


Survivor Stories: Representing Persecution and Extermination in French Crime Fiction of the 1980s and 1990s

Claire Gorrara

in French crime fiction and the Second World War: Past crimes, present memories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082658
eISBN:
9781781704677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082658.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses representations of wartime persecution and extermination in the work of three French crime writers from the 1980s and 1990s. It begins by setting out the context for the ... More


“Everybody can persecute anybody”: What’s Funny about Jewish Identity in Wars I Have Seen

Amy Feinstein

in Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066318
eISBN:
9780813058450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066318.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 6 discusses the interpenetration of Stein’s experience as a Jew in Vichy France with the non-Jewish experiences of war and persecution in Europe. In the 1930s, Stein happily deemed the modern ... More


“The Indestructible”

Christopher Fynsk

in Last Steps: Maurice Blanchot's Exilic Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251025
eISBN:
9780823252817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251025.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter unfolds in two sections. The first is devoted to Blanchot's essay on Judaism, “Being Jewish.” The second offers a reading of Blanchot's response to Robert Antelme's Humankind. The ... More


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