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The Resource How to accept German reparations, Susan Slyomovics

How to accept German reparations, Susan Slyomovics

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How to accept German reparations
Title
How to accept German reparations
Statement of responsibility
Susan Slyomovics
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a landmark process that transformed global reparations after the Holocaust, Germany created the largest sustained redress program in history, amounting to more than $60 billion. When human rights violations are presented primarily in material terms, acknowledging an indemnity claim becomes one way for a victim to be recognized. At the same time, indemnifications provoke a number of difficult questions about how suffering and loss can be measured: How much is an individual life worth? How much or what kind of violence merits compensation? What is 'financial pain, ' and what does it mean to monetize 'concentration camp survivor syndrome'? Susan Slyomovics explores this and other compensation programs, both those past and those that might exist in the future, through the lens of anthropological and human rights discourse. How to account for variation in German reparations and French restitution directed solely at Algerian Jewry for Vichy-era losses? Do crimes of colonialism merit reparations? How might reparations models apply to the modern-day conflict in Israel and Palestine? The author points to the examples of her grandmother and mother, Czechoslovakian Jews who survived the Auschwitz, Plaszow, and Markkleeberg camps together but disagreed about applying for the post-World War II Wiedergutmachung ("to make good again") reparation programs. Slyomovics maintains that we can use the legacies of German reparations to reconsider approaches to reparations in the future, and the result is an investigation of practical implications, complicated by the difficult legal, ethnographic, and personal questions that reparations inevitably prompt."--
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Slyomovics, Susan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Slyomovics, Susan
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Jews, Algerian
  • Reparation (Criminal justice)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Children of Holocaust survivors
Label
How to accept German reparations, Susan Slyomovics
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Compensation for settler colonialism : aftermaths and "dark teleology"
  • Prologue.
  • Reparations and my family
  • Financial pain
  • The limits of therapy : narratives of reparation and psychopathology
  • The will to record and the claim to suffering : reparations, archives, and the international tracing service
  • Canada
  • Children of survivors : the "second generation" in storytelling, tourism, and photography
  • Algerian Jews make the case for reparations
Control code
FIEb17557860
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9780812246063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)860943582
Label
How to accept German reparations, Susan Slyomovics
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Compensation for settler colonialism : aftermaths and "dark teleology"
  • Prologue.
  • Reparations and my family
  • Financial pain
  • The limits of therapy : narratives of reparation and psychopathology
  • The will to record and the claim to suffering : reparations, archives, and the international tracing service
  • Canada
  • Children of survivors : the "second generation" in storytelling, tourism, and photography
  • Algerian Jews make the case for reparations
Control code
FIEb17557860
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 373 pages
Isbn
9780812246063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)860943582

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