The Holocaust and its Contexts

Representing Auschwitz

At the Margins of Testimony

Editors: Chare, N., Williams, D. (Eds.)

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This collection of essays by leading international scholars takes the Scrolls of Auschwitz as its starting point. These powerful hand-written testimonies, produced within Birkenau, seek to bear witness to mass murder from at its core. The highly literary accounts pose a fundamental challenge to the idea the Holocaust cannot be attested to.

About the authors

Cathy S. Gelbin, University of Manchester, UK Eva Hoffman, Kingston University, UK Anne Karpf, London Metropolitan University, UK Ulrike Kistner, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Hannah Mowat, University of Cambridge, UK Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds, UK Dan Stone, University of London, UK Sue Vice, University of Sheffield, UK Hayden White, University of California, USA Emma Wilson, University of Cambridge, UK

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"This outstanding book has essays from not only the leading academics in the field (including perhaps the most important philosopher of history of our time, Hayden White) but also from leading writers in this area (Anne Karpf, Eva Hoffman). Each essay is a fantastic resource, tightly argued, full of revelation and information. More, the book is a model of interdisciplinary work, combining history, literary studies, film, gender theory, art and philosophy. It is also a timely and vital intervention in the development of Holocaust Studies." - Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Representing Auschwitz — At the Margins of Testimony

    Chare, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • The Harmony of Barbarism: Locating the Scrolls of Auschwitz in Holocaust Historiography

    Stone, Dan

    Pages 11-32

  • On the Problem of Empathy: Attending to Gaps in the Scrolls of Auschwitz

    Chare, Nicholas

    Pages 33-57

  • ‘The Dead Are My Teachers’: The Scrolls of Auschwitz in Jerome Rothenberg’s Khurbn

    Williams, Dominic

    Pages 58-84

  • Chain of Testimony: The Holocaust Researcher as Surrogate Witness

    Karpf, Anne

    Pages 85-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representing Auschwitz
Book Subtitle
At the Margins of Testimony
Editors
  • N. Chare
  • D. Williams
Series Title
The Holocaust and its Contexts
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29769-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137297693
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29768-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45217-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 246
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