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Author Rosenfeld, Alvin H. (Alvin Hirsch), 1938-

Title The end of the Holocaust / Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Contents Popular culture and the politics of memory -- The rhetoric of victimization -- The Americanization of the Holocaust -- Anne Frank : the posthumous years -- The Anne Frank we remember/the Anne Frank we forget -- Jean Améry : the anguish of the witness -- Primo Levi : the survivor as victim -- Surviving survival : Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertész -- The end of the Holocaust -- A "second Holocaust"?
Summary In this provocative work, Alvin H. Rosenfeld contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums, and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has, perversely, brought about a diminution of its meaning and a denigration of its memory. Investigating a wide range of events and cultural phenomena, such as Ronald Reagan's 1985 visit to the German cemetery at Bitburg, the distortions of Anne Frank's story, and the ways in which the Holocaust has been depicted by such artists and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 -- Influence.
Collective memory -- United States.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Popular culture -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010047849
ISBN 0253000920 (electronic bk.)
9780253000927 (electronic bk.)