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Global Perspectives on the Holocaust

History, Identity, Legacy

Editor(s): Nancy E. Rupprecht
Contributors: Wendy Koenig, J. David Cameron, C. Elizabeth Propes, Christopher Davey, Nadja Weck, Derek Alderman, Matthew Cook,

Book Description

Global Perspectives on the Holocaust: History, Identity and Legacy expands coverage of the Holocaust from the traditional focus upon Europe to a worldwide and interdisciplinary perspective. Articles by historians, political scientists, educators, and geographers, as well as scholars in religious studies, international relations, art history, film and literature are included in this volume. Contributors include Gerhard L. Weinberg, Alexandra Zapruder, and Paul Bartrop, as well as scholars from five continents. The “History” section features new scholarship on the Holocaust in Scandinavia; the plight of Jews in Shanghai; deportations and resistance in Budapest; the sponsorship of refugees by Jews in Alabama; local collaboration in Galicia; and the effect of resistance on the rates of Jewish victimization in various countries. The “Identity” section examines the German treatment of homosexual men during the Third Reich, the suffering of German prisoners in Auschwitz, and the role of eugenics in Romanian national identity, as well as the sexual activities between soldiers’ wives and prisoners of war or other forbidden partners during the war. The “Legacy” section considers recent French films as sites of memory; the Stumbling Stones memorial project in Germany; the use of non-violent strategies in the fight against human rights abuses and genocide; the use of oral testimony in Holocaust museums; Holocaust memorial practices in Western Ukraine; and methods to contextualize the Holocaust and other examples of genocide in education curricula.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7606-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7606-2
Date of Publication: 01/06/2015
Pages / Size: 440 / A5
Price: £57.99
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Biography

Nancy E. Rupprecht received her PhD in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Chairs the MTSU Holocaust Studies Program. She also is an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Jewish and Holocaust Studies minor. Her research interests include the ideology and socialization of German children in the pre-war Hitler Youth, Jewish humor in the Holocaust era, and the militant British women’s suffrage movement.

Wendy Koenig received her PhD in the History of Art from The Ohio State University, and currently teaches at Long Beach City College in California. Her research in the area of Holocaust Studies focuses upon the physical layout and acoustic design of permanent exhibitions in North American Holocaust museums, the strategies used to present audio and audio-visual oral testimony, and the particularities of American Holocaust consciousness.