What remains : the post-Holocaust archive in German memory culture / Dora Osborne.

By: Osborne, Dora [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksDialogue and disjunction: Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781787446649; 1787446646Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Public opinion | Collective memory -- Social aspects -- Germany | National socialism -- Germany -- Public opinion | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures | Archives -- Moral and ethical aspects | Germany -- Cultural policy -- 21st century | Germany -- Public opinion | Archives -- Moral and ethical aspects | Cultural policy | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in motion pictures | National socialism -- Public opinion | Public opinion | GermanyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: What remains.DDC classification: 940.53/181 LOC classification: D804.45.G47 | O83 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Memory Culture's Archival Turn -- The Post-Holocaust Archive -- Memorial Projects: Memory Work as Archive Work -- Documentary Film and Theater: The Unfinished Business of Archive Work -- Prose Narrative: Archive Work and Its Discontents.
Summary: "A study of the archival turn in contemporary German memory culture, drawing on recent memorials, documentaries, and prose narratives that engage with the material legacy of National Socialism and the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Memory Culture's Archival Turn -- The Post-Holocaust Archive -- Memorial Projects: Memory Work as Archive Work -- Documentary Film and Theater: The Unfinished Business of Archive Work -- Prose Narrative: Archive Work and Its Discontents.

"A study of the archival turn in contemporary German memory culture, drawing on recent memorials, documentaries, and prose narratives that engage with the material legacy of National Socialism and the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.

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Osborne's intellectual nexus here is the conceptually elusive archive. Defined by Jacques Derrida or Michel Foucault, archives become repositories for memory. Traditional archives, like the Berlin Document Center, preserve history's "files and documents." Osborne (Univ. of St Andrews, UK) expands this definition to include film, literature, and memorials, arguing that these forms perpetuate collective cultural memory. Divided between the post-Holocaust archive, memorial projects, documentary film and theater, and prose narrative, the archive stretches into social discourse with a pedagogical claim to legitimacy. This book's strength is the way it anchors the archive; whether in film or memorial, the archive feels all-pervasive and authoritative. Unfortunately, most readers may lack an understanding of the selected examples or any sense of the unique place they serve in German identity culture. Revealing the solid integration of Holocaust-related themes in the Berlin Republic's cultural-intellectual identity, Osborne argues throughout that these elements demand reflection and generate social discourse. Whether these elements remain popular enough to capture the attention of younger Germans remains to be seem. Current political trends suggest a growing generational divide and an archiving of the very things that made the Holocaust part of German history. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and professionals. --David Aaron Meier, Dickinson State University

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