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The Resource Holocaust memory reframed : museums and the challenges of representation, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Holocaust memory reframed : museums and the challenges of representation, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

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Holocaust memory reframed : museums and the challenges of representation
Title
Holocaust memory reframed
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museums and the challenges of representation
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Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich
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eng
Summary
Holocaust memorials and museums face a difficult task as their staffs strive to commemorate and document horror. On the one hand, the events museums represent are beyond most people's experiences. At the same time they are often portrayed by theologians, artists, and philosophers in ways that are already known by the public. Museum administrators and curators have the challenging role of finding a creative way to present Holocaust exhibits to avoid clichéd or dehumanizing portrayals of victims and their suffering. In Holocaust Memory Reframed, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich examines representations in three museums: Israel's Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany's Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She describes a variety of visually striking media, including architecture, photography exhibits, artifact displays, and video installations in order to explain the aesthetic techniques that the museums employ. As she interprets the exhibits, Hansen-Glucklich clarifies how museums communicate Holocaust narratives within the historical and cultural contexts specific to Germany, Israel, and the United States. In Yad Vashem, architect Moshe Safdie developed a narrative suited for Israel, rooted in a redemptive, Zionist story of homecoming to a place of mythic geography and renewal, in contrast to death and suffering in exile. In the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Daniel Libeskind's architecture, broken lines, and voids emphasize absence. Here exhibits communicate a conflicted ideology, torn between the loss of a Jewish past and the country's current multicultural ethos. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents yet another lens, conveying through its exhibits a sense of sacrifice that is part of the civil values of American democracy, and trying to overcome geographic and temporal distance. One well-know example, the pile of thousands of shoes plundered from concentration camp victims encourages the visitor to bridge the gap between viewer and victim.--
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non fiction
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  • Jüdisches Museum Berlin (1999- )
  • Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Museum architecture
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and architecture
  • Memorialization
  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Museum techniques
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Holocaust memory reframed : museums and the challenges of representation, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Zakhor: the task of Holocaust remembrance, questions of representation, and the sacred -- Daniel Libeskind's architecture of absence in the Jewish Museum Berlin -- Architectures of redemption and experience: Yad Vashem and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum -- The artful eye: learning to see and perceive otherwise inside museum exhibits -- "We are the last witnesses:" artifact, aura, and authenticity -- Refiguring the sacred through words, flames, and trains -- Rituals of remembrance: Zionism and pilgrimage on Har Hazikaron and encountering the void in Berlin
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FIEb17527995
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pages cm.
Isbn
9780813563244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)847842716
Label
Holocaust memory reframed : museums and the challenges of representation, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Zakhor: the task of Holocaust remembrance, questions of representation, and the sacred -- Daniel Libeskind's architecture of absence in the Jewish Museum Berlin -- Architectures of redemption and experience: Yad Vashem and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum -- The artful eye: learning to see and perceive otherwise inside museum exhibits -- "We are the last witnesses:" artifact, aura, and authenticity -- Refiguring the sacred through words, flames, and trains -- Rituals of remembrance: Zionism and pilgrimage on Har Hazikaron and encountering the void in Berlin
Control code
FIEb17527995
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780813563244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)847842716

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