Geographies of the Holocaust Geographies of the Holocaust

Geographies of the Holocaust Geographies of the Holocaust

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This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular places (the killing zones in the East, deportations from sites in Italy, the camps of Auschwitz, the ghettos of Budapest) and the intimate spaces of bodies on evacuation marches. Geographies of the Holocaust puts forward models and a research agenda for different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust by examining the spaces and places where it was enacted and experienced.
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  • Electronic book text | 261 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States, United States
  • English
  • 0253012317
  • 9780253012319

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""Space," "spatial analysis," and "the spatial turn" are widely employed terms in historical scholarship nowadays. But very few historians possess more than a vague or intuitive understanding of such concepts. Most historians of the Holocaust remain unaware of the powerful methodological tools developed by geographers that can be fruitfully applied to our field. The great value of this book is that it will serve as an introduction and a primer for the uninitiated. It will help non-geographers refine their thinking about "space" as an analytical category, explain how GIS and other technologies can enhance our understanding of the Holocaust, and convey some important new findings resulting from the application of these very methods.
" --Alan E. Steinweiss, University of Vermont--Alan E. Steinweiss, University of Vermont
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About Anne Kelly Knowles

Anne Kelly Knowles is Professor and Chair of the Geography Department at Middlebury College. She is author of Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio s Industrial Frontier and Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868. Her work has been recognized by the American Ingenuity Award for Historical Scholarship from Smithsonian.Tim Cole is Professor of Social History at the University of Bristol and author of Traces of the Holocaust: Journeying In and Out of the Ghettos; Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto; and Selling the Holocaust: How History Is Bought, Packaged, and Sold, and editor (with Chris Pearson and Peter Coates) of Militarized Landscapes: From Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain.Alberto Giordano is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Texas State University in San Marcos. He is the author of one book (in Italian) on quality control in GIS and of several publications in GIScience, historical cartography, and hazards geography. He is co-author of a number of articles on GIS, the Holocaust, and the Budapest ghetto."
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