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The Holocaust

Memories and History

Editor(s): Ryan Barrick, Victoria Khiterer with Abigail S Gruber, David Misal
Contributors: Marat Grinberg, Dan McMillan, Kevin Simpson, Valerie S. Thaler, Victoria Khiterer, Jon David K. Wyneken,

Book Description

This book is a collection of seventeen scholarly articles which analyze Holocaust testimonies, photographs, documents, literature and films, as well as teaching methods in Holocaust education. Most of these essays were originally presented as papers at the Millersville University Conferences on the Holocaust and Genocide from 2010 to 2012.

In their articles, the contributors discuss the Holocaust in concentration camps and ghettos, as well as the Nazis’ methods of exterminating Jews. The authors analyze the reliability of photographic evidence and eyewitness testimonies about the Holocaust. The essays also describe the psychological impact of the Holocaust on survivors, witnesses and perpetrators, and upon Jewish identity in general after the Second World War.

The scholars explore the problems of the memorialization of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and the description of the Holocaust in Russian literature. Several essays are devoted to the representation of the Holocaust in film, and trace the evolution of its depiction from the early Holocaust movies of the late 1940s – early 1950s to modern Holocaust fantasy films. They also show the influence of Holocaust cinema on feature films about the Armenian Genocide.

Lastly, several authors propose innovative methods of teaching the Holocaust to college students. The younger generation of students may see the Holocaust as an event of the distant past, so new teaching methods are needed to explain its significance.

This collection of essays, based on new multi-disciplinary research and innovative methods of teaching, opens many unknown aspects and provides new perspectives on the Holocaust.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5477-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5477-8
Date of Publication: 01/03/2014
Pages / Size: 415 / A5
Price: £54.99


Victoria Khiterer is an Assistant Professor of History at Millersville University, Pennsylvania. She is Director of the Millersville University Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide. Professor Khiterer holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, from Brandeis University (2008) and a PhD in Russian Jewish History, from the Russian State University in Humanities, Moscow (1996). She is the author of two books and over eighty articles on Russian and Eastern European Jewish history.