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  Studies, papers (non-psych)

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Alphen, Ernst Van

Caught by History: Holocaust Effects in Contemporary Art, Literature, and Theory Stanford University Press, 1998

This book discusses why and how reenactment of the Holocaust in art and imaginative literature can be successful in simultaneously presenting, analyzing, and working through this apocalyptic moment in human history. In pursuing his argument, the author explores such diverse materials and themes as: the testimonies of Holocaust survivors; the works of such artists and writers as Charlotte Salomon, Christian Boltanski, and Armando; and the question of what it means to live in a house built by a Jew who was later transported to the death camps. He shows that reenactment, as an artistic project, also functions as a critical strategy, one that, unlike historical methods requiring a mediator, speaks directly to us and lures us into the Holocaust. We are then placed in the position of experiencing and being the subjects of that history.

Berger, Alan L.

Children of Job : American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust (Suny Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) State of NY Press, 1997

Focusing on the novels and films of daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors, this book sheds light on the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary Jewish identity. It is the first systematic analysis of a body of work that introduces a new generation of Jewish writers and filmmakers, as well as revealing how the survivor's legacy is shaping - and being shaped by - the second generation. Carefully studying the work of these contemporary children of Job, Berger demonstrates how the offspring, like the survivors themselves, represent a variety of orientation to JuDissertation Abstracts International sm, have significant theological differences, and share the legacy of the Shoah. Berger clearly shows that members of the second generation participate fully in both the American and Jewish dimensions of their identity and articulates distinctive second-generation theological and psychosocial themes.

Capra, Dominick L.

History and Memory After Auschwitz Cornell University Press, 1998

Focuses on the interactions among history, memory, and ethicopolitical concerns as they emerge in the aftermath of the Shoah. Particularly notable are his analyses of Albert Camus's novella The Fall, Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah, and Art Spiegelman's "comic book" Maus. LaCapra also considers the Historians' Debate in the aftermath of German reunification and the role of psychoanalysis in historical understanding and critical theory.

Cooperman, Bruria

"Negotiating the Divides: How Adult Children of Holocaust Survivors Remember Their Engagement with the Popular Culture of the 1950s"

Abstract: This dissertation examines how Jewish children of Holocaust survivors (COS), growing up in the 1950s in a small city in Ontario engaged with popular culture. Set within the context of a predominantly English-speaking Christian environment, this culture frequently did not represent them. It often excluded their knowledge and lived experiences and thus forced them to be silent. Utilizing an oral history approach, nine children of survivors were interviewed about their elementary school years and growing up in the fifties. (2002)

Cowen, Dolly

A Reflection of My Family of Origin: The Algava/Seror Family "The Holocaust: An Obligation to Remember". Progress: Family Systems Resarch and Therapy, 1997, Volume 6, (pp. 109-122). Encino, CA : Phillips Graduate Institute.

Flanzbaum, Hilene, ed

The Americanization of the Holocaust. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999

Includes Andrew Furman review of how second generation authors take on the legacy, including works by Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick, Thane Rosenbaum. Also, Amy Hungerford reviews Art Spiegelman work.

Fried, Hdi

"In the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Second Generation" "If Not Now" e-Journal Volume 1, Fall 2000

Friedman, Michelle Ann (Mar 2004)

"Reckoning with ghosts: Second-generation Holocaust literature and the labor of remembrance" PhD Dissertation, Bryn Mawr College [Dissertation Abstracts International -A 64/09, p. 3293]

Goertz, Karein Kirsten (Jan 1998)

"Generational representations of the Holocaust: Trauma, memory, and the imagination" PhD Dissertation [Dissertation Abstracts International -A 58/07, p. 2639]

Hackett, Joyce

"The Territory of Trauma" can be read in the Boston Review December 2001/January 2002 issue

Horowitz, Rosemary

Literacy and Cultural Transmission in the Reading, Writing and Rewriting of Yisker Bikher Austin and Winfield, 1998

Using the "literary practice" and the "literary event" as units of analysis, this dissertation explores the community literary practices and cultural transmission by examining a range of shifts in the uses and meanings of Yisker Bikher as reported by two generations of readers and writings. As practices, reading and writing were defined in terms of multiple activities and settings, involving a variety of genres, uses, functions, and meanings. The study looks at how, when, where, why, by whom, and for whom community literary is done, in addition to the forms and features of community literacy.

Jacobowitz, Susan {Jan 2005}

"The Holocaust at home: Representations and implications of second generation experience (Art Spiegelman, Thane Rosenbaum, Lily Brett)" PhD Dissertation, Brandeis University [Dissertation Abstracts International -A 65/07, p. 2614]

Kamien, Frances {Summer 1992}

"Inheriting the Holocaust" Masters Thesis New York University [MAI 30/02, p. 216, Summer 1992]

Kacandes, Irene (2004)

"I Need Your Story: The Second Generation's Demand to Know What Happened to Their Survivor Parents" Paper presented at Dartmouth College conference "Contested Memories of the Holocaust" April 9-10, 2004

Lindenberg Cooperman, Bruria

"Negotiating the divides : how adult children of Holocaust survivors remember their engagment with the popular culture of the 1950s" Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Ottawa, 2002.

Loshitzky, Yosefa (2002)

Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen Univ of Texas Pr; ISBN: 0292747241

Chapter 2. Surviving the Survivors: The Second Generation Chapter 3. Postmemory Cinema: Second-Generation Israelis Screen the Holocaust Chapter

McGlothlin, Erin Heather (Jan 2002)

"Remembering memory: The Holocaust and the 'second generation' (Peter Schneider, Thane Rosenbaum, Niklas Frank, Joshua Sobol, Israel, Robert Schindel, Art Spiegelman)"

PhD. Dissertation, University of Virginia, [Dissertation Abstracts International -A 62/07, p. 2417]

Ostrower, Chaya

"Humor as a Defense Mechanism in the Holocaust"

A qualitative - biographic genre paradigm was selected for this study. Theoretical and practical assumptions concerning the importance of humor and the various functions it fulfills in stressful situations are the point of departure.

"Teaching the Holocaust through Stamps"

teaching unit using stamps, pictures, children's paintings and text in a computerized virtual environment. The program is divided into six subjects: The Executioner, The Victim, The Silent Bystander, The Righteous, A Stamp Album and A Stamp Gallery.

Rapaport, Lynn (Sep 1992)

"Life after death: A case study of second generation Jews in Frankfurt am Main" PhD Dissertation, Columbia University [Dissertation Abstracts International -A 53/03, p. 956]

Sicher, Efrain, ed.

Breaking Crystal: Writing and Memory after Auschwitz University of Illinois, 1998

Multidisciplinary study examines how members of the post-Holocaust generation in Israel and the United States confront through their own imagination a traumatic event they have not directly experienced.

Sichrovsky, Peter; Steinberg, Jean (Translator)

Strangers in Their Own Land : Young Jews in Germany and Austria Today

Schuldig geboren. Selections Tter und Opfer : Kinder von Nazis und Juden berichten / [compiled by] Peter Sichrovsky ; redaktion og leksikon, Karl Christian Lammers og Therkel Straede ; gloser, Marianne Frejsel. Publisher: Denmark : Gyldendal, 1988.

Thornton, Dan Franklin

"Dualities: Myth and the unreconciled past in Austrian and Dutch literature of the 1980s (Leon de Winter, Elisabeth Reichart, Harry Mulisch, Peter Henisch)" PhD Dissertation. UNC-Chapel Hill. ISBN 0-599-73514-7

Wachtel, Shirley Russak (Mar 2003)

"Second generation in middle-age: A study of the impact of growing up as children of Holocaust survivors and 'My Mother's Shoes'. A Memoir (Original writing)" DLitt Dissertation, Drew University [Dissertation Abstracts International -A 63/09, p. 3373]

Williams, Sandra (1993)

"The Impact of the Holocaust On Survivors and Their Children"



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