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The Resource The Holocaust memorial museum : sacred secular place, Avril Alba, University of Sydney, Australia

The Holocaust memorial museum : sacred secular place, Avril Alba, University of Sydney, Australia

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The Holocaust memorial museum : sacred secular place
Title
The Holocaust memorial museum
Title remainder
sacred secular place
Statement of responsibility
Avril Alba, University of Sydney, Australia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Holocaust Memorial Museum uncovers and explores the sacred underpinnings of these increasingly influential institutions. It reveals and traces the transformation of ancient Jewish symbols, rituals, archetypes and narratives in these sites, arguing that the effect of these 'built theodicies' is to turn 'what the Holocaust was', and 'what it has come to mean', into largely redemptive narratives. Avril Alba brings these insights to bear on three major Holocaust memorial museums in the US, Israel and Australia, demonstrating how in each institution the mythic scope of these sacred visions radically transforms the meaning of the history on display, producing diverse and sometimes conflicting conclusions as to the significance and utility of Holocaust memory in the present.--
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1970-
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Alba, Avril
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Holocaust and its contexts
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  • Holocaust memorials
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Memorialization
  • Sacred space
Label
The Holocaust memorial museum : sacred secular place, Avril Alba, University of Sydney, Australia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Holocaust memorial museum: a built theodicy -- Negative epiphany: from Sinai to Washington -- From tent to temple: resurrection in Jerusalem -- A redeemer cometh: the survivor in the space -- The return of myth to history
Control code
FIEb17768998
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781137451354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)927158719
Label
The Holocaust memorial museum : sacred secular place, Avril Alba, University of Sydney, Australia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Holocaust memorial museum: a built theodicy -- Negative epiphany: from Sinai to Washington -- From tent to temple: resurrection in Jerusalem -- A redeemer cometh: the survivor in the space -- The return of myth to history
Control code
FIEb17768998
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781137451354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)927158719

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