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Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Valerie Hartouni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book takes Hannah Arendt's provocative and polarizing account of the 1961 trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann as its point of departure for reassessing some of the serviceable myths that have ... More


Nudes and Nazis; or, Surveying Sex through Violence in Museums

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter two constitutes a form of discursive display to explore, in experimental fashion, nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums as sites for visualizing perversity through the exhibitionary logic ... More


Christmas and War

Christine Agius

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses how the celebration and meaning of Christmas become intertwined politically and socially with societies engaged in war. It then turns to the build-up to the Second World War ... More


Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Jonathan Skolnik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book studies how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Building upon the work of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, it argues ... More


The Triumph of the Shill: Fascist Branding

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the emergence of Nazi iconography as a cultural brand. On January 13, 2005, the world learned that England’s Prince Harry had attended a costume party for A-listers dressed in ... More


The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Dina Porat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is the only full biography in English of the partisan, poet, and patriot Abba Kovner (1918–1987), an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of ... More


Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

David Engel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759519
eISBN:
9780804773461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759519.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Nazi Holocaust is often said to dominate the study of modern Jewish history. This book demonstrates that, to the contrary, historians of the Jews have often insisted that the Holocaust be ... More


Voices of the Occupation: U.S. Broadcasting to France during World War II

Derek W. Vaillant

in Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

During the German occupation of France (1940-44), in addition to the broadcasts of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), shortwave broadcasters in the United States, such as NBC, and later, the ... More


The Second World War up to the Nazi Occupation (September 16, 1939–July 4, 1941)

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

World War II began in Poland in the early summer months of 1939. The impact of the conflict on Pinsk and its Jews was profound. Fully aware that Poland was no match for Germany, the Jews had no idea ... More


Afterword: Pinsk in Wartime and from 1945 to the Present

Zvi Gitelman

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

On August 23, 1939, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a pact allowing the former to occupy eastern Poland. Sixteen days after the Germans attacked Poland from the west, the Red Army took over ... More


Fighting the Great Patriotic War

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and Adolf Hitler immediately pursued his plan to annihilate the Jews. More than half of the estimated 4 million Jews who lived in ... More


In Mourning: Responding to the Destruction of the Jews

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Millions of Jews were killed by the Nazi Germany regime in the Soviet Union, yet there is no official memorialization of the killings, or as Evgenii Yevtushenko declares in his 1961 poem Babi Yar, ... More


In Victory and Defeat

in The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755849
eISBN:
9780804772495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755849.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

From the time it was invaded by the Axis up to the Occupation, Greece fought for almost seven months during World War II. After defeating Italy in the first stages (November 1940 through February ... More


Vernichtungsorganisierung

in The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755849
eISBN:
9780804772495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755849.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Final Solution, or Endlösung, of the Jewish Question was an attempt by the Nazis to expel the Jews from the Reich. The general situation during World War II may well have affected Germany's ... More


How a Remnant Survived

in The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755849
eISBN:
9780804772495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755849.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Greek Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps resorted to various forms of active resistance against the guards in order to survive. They relied on their skills, ... More


“The Jewish People Murdered Itself”

in Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759519
eISBN:
9780804773461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759519.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the impact of the book The Destruction of the European Jews (1961) by Raul Hilberg, a Vienna-born Jew who had fled Austria with his parents following the 1938 annexation to ... More


“What Is More Central Than the Holocaust?”

in Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759519
eISBN:
9780804773461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759519.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter considers a major challenge posed by removing the Holocaust from the bailiwick of Jewish history: the need to somehow acknowledge the twentieth-century loss of the large majority of ... More


Economics, Euthanasia, Eugenics: Rhetorical Commonplaces of Disability in the Nazi T-4 Program

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

in Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799666
eISBN:
9780814739006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter returns to the concept of the commonplace, in navigating the lines separating deafness from disability and similar. In many cases deafness is not always easy to see, as it can ... More


Arendt and the Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Contextualizing the Debate

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's assessment of the proceedings of the Eichmann trial, particularly her assertion that she encountered “the banality of evil” in the figure of Adolf Eichmann. ... More


Ideology and Atrocity

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the Nazi genocide directly. It argues that it was the pursuit and repeated failure—between 1939 and 1941—of economic and utilitarian goals drafted in the context of social ... More


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