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Author Shenker, Noah.

Title Reframing Holocaust Testimony
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Series The Modern Jewish Experience
Modern Jewish Experience
Contents 1. Testimonies from the Grassroots: The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies -- 2. Centralizing Holocaust Testimony: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -- 3. The Cinematic Origins and the Digital Future of the Shoah Foundation -- 4. Telling and Retelling Holocaust Testimonies. Conclusion: Documenting Genocide through the Lens of the Holocaust
Summary Institutions that have collected video testimonies from the few remaining Holocaust survivors are grappling with how to continue their mission to educate and commemorate. Noah Shenker calls attention to the ways that audiovisual testimonies of the Holocaust have been mediated by the institutional histories and practices of their respective archives. Shenker argues that testimonies are shaped not only by the encounter between interviewer and interviewee, but also by technical practices and the testimony process. He analyzes the ways in which interview questions, the framing of the camera, and curatorial and programming preferences impact how Holocaust testimony is molded, distributed, and received
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-238) and index
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Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Audio-visual aids.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Social aspects.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids.
Interviewing -- Technique.
Oral history -- Audio-visual aids.
Video recording -- Influence.
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253017092
0253017173 (electronic bk.)
9780253017178 (electronic bk.)