Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust
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This book explores the memory of the Romanian Holocaust in Romanian, German, Israeli, and French cultural representations. The essays in this volume discuss first-hand testimonial accounts, letters, journals, drawings, literary texts and films by Elie Wiesel, Paul Celan, Aharon Appelfeld Norman Manea, Radu Mihaileanu, among others.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 275 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 490g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • 13 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 275 p. 13 illus.
  • 0230112544
  • 9780230112544

Table of contents

PART I: LOCAL HISTORY, BEARING WITNESS The Perception of the Holocaust in Historiography and in the Romanian Media; A.Florian The Iasi Pogrom in Curzio Malaparte's Kaputt : Between History and Fiction; M.D.Gheorghiu The Cernauti Ghetto, the Deportations, and the Decent Mayor; M.Hirsch & L.Spitzer 'Bottles in the Sea': Letters of Deported Jews in Moghilev (Transnistria), November-December 1941; F.Heymann Survival and Memory: Arnold Daghani's Verbal and Visual Diaries; D.Schultz Mircea Eliade and Mihail Sebastian: Chronicle of a Broken Friendship; A.Oisteanu PART II: TRANSNATIONAL MEMORY IN LITERATURE AND FILM Paul Celan's Aesthetics of Transnational Remembrance; I.Patrut Homescapes of Childhood: Aharon Appelfeld's Life Stories of Czernowitz; E.M.Budick Norman Manea: 'I am not a Writer of the Holocaust'; J.Teodorescu Elie Wiesel's Night : The Death of Hope and Romania's Problematic Moral Stand in Relation to the Holocaust; D.Radulescu 'The people of Israel lives!' Performing the Shoah on Post-War Bucharest's Yiddish Stages; C.L.Petrescu Framing the Silence: The Romanian Jewish and Romani Holocaust in Filmic Representations; V.Glajar
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'This is a unique and highly valuable volume, focusing on the impact renowned authors like Appelfeld, Celan, Wiesel, and others had on the conscience of the world by sharing their experiences during the Holocaust.' - Randolph Braham, Director of The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, City University of New York, USA

'A powerful collection of essays that describe post-Communist Romania as a society torn between the dignified civic remembrance of the Holocaust and the old anti-Semitic reflexes of the extreme right.' - Radu Ioanid, historian and author of The Holocaust in Romania

'Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust challenges the post-1989 generation to engage in a more thorough analysis and exploration of the past. The volume is a landmark among the inter-disciplinary, transnational, and transcultural studies on the representations of the Holocaust. The editors and the authors, both from the West and from Romania itself, use a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and are well versed in the problems facing the current stage of research and the tasks ahead. It seems that after seven decades since the Pogrom in Bucharest, the Iasi Pogrom, and the beginning of the tragedy in Transnistria, the study of the Holocaust in Romania and its cultural representation, has come of age.' - Raphael Vago, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Department of History, Tel Aviv University and Member of the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania
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'This is a unique and highly valuable volume, focusing on the impact renowned authors like Appelfeld, Celan, Wiesel, and others had on the conscience of the world by sharing their experiences during the Holocaust.' - Randolph Braham, Director of The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, City University of New York, USA



'A powerful collection of essays that describe post-Communist Romania as a society torn between the dignified civic remembrance of the Holocaust and the old anti-Semitic reflexes of the extreme right.' - Radu Ioanid, historian and author of The Holocaust in Romania



'Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust challenges the post-1989 generation to engage in a more thorough analysis and exploration of the past. The volume is a landmark among the inter-disciplinary, transnational, and transcultural studies on the representations of the Holocaust. The editors and the authors, both from the West and from Romania itself, use a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and are well versed in the problems facing the current stage of research and the tasks ahead. It seems that after seven decades since the Pogrom in Bucharest, the Iasi Pogrom, and the beginning of the tragedy in Transnistria, the study of the Holocaust in Romania and its cultural representation, has come of age.' - Raphael Vago, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Department of History, Tel Aviv University and Member of the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania
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About Jeanine Teodorescu

VALENTINA GLAJAR Associate Professor of German at Texas State University, San Marcos, USA.
JEANINE TEODORESCUteaches at Columbia College Chicago, USA.
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