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    DescriptionOf one-and-a-half million surviving photographs related to Nazi concentration camps, only four depict the actual process of mass killing perpetrated at the gas chambers. Images in "Spite of All" reveals that these rare photos of Auschwitz, taken clandestinely by one of the Jewish prisoners forced to help carry out the atrocities there, were made as a potent act of resistance. Available today because they were smuggled out of the camp and into the hands of Polish resistance fighters, the photographs show a group of naked women being herded into the gas chambers and the cremation of corpses that have just been pulled out. Georges Didi-Huberman's relentless consideration of these harrowing scenes demonstrates how Holocaust testimony can shift from texts and imaginations to irrefutable images that attempt to speak the unspeakable. Including a powerful response to those who have criticized his interest in these images as voyeuristic, Didi-Huberman's eloquent reflections constitute an invaluable contribution to debates over the representability of the Holocaust and the status of archival photographs in an image-saturated world.


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    Title
    Images in Spite of All
    Subtitle
    Four Photographs from Auschwitz
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges Didi-Huberman, Translated by Shane B. Lillis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226148175
    ISBN 10: 0226148173
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBTZ1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HOLOCT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 30
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    B&T Approval Code: A14777500
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS043000
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    BISAC V2.8: PHO010000
    DC22: 940.5318072
    B&T Approval Code: A06201000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DVP
    DC23: 940.5318
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    11 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Georges Didi-Huberman is professor at L'Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris. He is the author of more than thirty books on the history and theory of images, including Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Shane B. Ellis teaches at the Universite de Savoie, France.
    Review quote
    "Images in Spite of All provides the carefully extended anguished engagement, both epitaph and caption, that the subject demands." (William T. Vollman, Bookforum)"