Memories of Resistance and the Holocaust on Film

Authors: Camino, Mercedes

  • Elaborates a cultural history of the Holocaust and resistance in WWII 
  • Offers an original treatment of films as historical sources (both primary and secondary)
  • Investigates WWII as a civil war through real and imagined roles of civilians in resistance and the Holocaust
  • Establishes chronotopes in Memorialization of Resistance in WWII and the Holocaust
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This book investigates cinematic representations of the murder of European Jews and civilian opposition to Nazi occupation from the war up until the twenty-first century. The study exposes a chronology of the conflict’s memorialization whose geo-political alignments are demarcated by vectors of time and space—or ‘chronotopes’, using Mikhail Bakhtin’s term. Camino shows such chronotopes to be first defined by the main allies; the USA, USSR and UK; and then subsequently expanding from the geographical and political centres of the occupation; France, the USSR and Poland. Films from Western and Eastern Europe and the USA are treated as primary and secondary sources of the conflict. These sources contribute to a sentient or emotional history that privileges affect and construct what Michel Foucault labels biopolitics. These cinematic narratives, which are often based on memoirs of resistance fighters like Joseph Kessel or Holocaust survivors such as Primo Levi and Wanda Jakubowska, evoke the past in what Marianne Hirsch has described as ‘post-memory’.

About the authors

Mercedes Camino is Professor of History at Lancaster University, UK. She has published five monographs, one edited book and more than fifty articles on the topics of colonialism and 20th century conflicts. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Camino, Mercedes

    Pages 1-28

  • The Civilian Resister (1942–69)

    Camino, Mercedes

    Pages 29-73

  • The Partisan (1943–74)

    Camino, Mercedes

    Pages 75-110

  • The Collaborator (1969–74)

    Camino, Mercedes

    Pages 111-133

  • Holocaust Testimony: Survivors, Ghosts and Revenants (1947–2002)

    Camino, Mercedes

    Pages 135-167

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49969-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49968-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memories of Resistance and the Holocaust on Film
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49969-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49969-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49968-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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