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The Resource Matters of testimony : interpreting the scrolls of Auschwitz, Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams

Matters of testimony : interpreting the scrolls of Auschwitz, Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams

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Matters of testimony : interpreting the scrolls of Auschwitz
Title
Matters of testimony
Title remainder
interpreting the scrolls of Auschwitz
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1944, members of the Sonderkommando-the "special squads, " composed almost exclusively of Jewish prisoners, who ensured the smooth operation of the gas chambers and had firsthand knowledge of the extermination process-buried on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau a series of remarkable eyewitness accounts of Nazi genocide. This careful and penetrating study examines anew these "Scrolls of Auschwitz, " which were gradually recovered, in damaged and fragmentary form, in the years following the camp's liberation. It painstakingly reconstructs their historical context and textual content, revealing complex literary works that resist narrow moral judgment and engage difficult questions about the limits of testimony.--
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Provided by Publisher
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collective biography
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Chare, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Williams, Dominic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birkenau (Concentration camp)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Sonderkommandos
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Matters of testimony : interpreting the scrolls of Auschwitz, Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: matters of testimony -- Matters of history -- Zalman Gradowski: literature in the death factory -- Scattered selves: the stories of Leyb Langfus -- Final arrangements: Zalman Lewental's histories of resistance -- Characters and letters: Chaim Herman and Marcel Nadjary -- The camera eye: four photographs from Birkenau -- Conclusion: crossing the circle of flame
Control code
FIEb1782154x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781782389989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936526248
Label
Matters of testimony : interpreting the scrolls of Auschwitz, Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: matters of testimony -- Matters of history -- Zalman Gradowski: literature in the death factory -- Scattered selves: the stories of Leyb Langfus -- Final arrangements: Zalman Lewental's histories of resistance -- Characters and letters: Chaim Herman and Marcel Nadjary -- The camera eye: four photographs from Birkenau -- Conclusion: crossing the circle of flame
Control code
FIEb1782154x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781782389989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936526248

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