The Holocaust and the Moving Image

The Holocaust and the Moving Image

by Toby Haggith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1904764517

ISBN-13: 9781904764519

Pub. Date: 10/19/2005

Publisher: Wallflower Press

Based on an event held at the Imperial War Museum in London, this book is a unique blend of voices and perspectives, including archivists, curators, filmmakers, and Holocaust survivors. Tracing the Holocaust, each section of the book is dedicated to a different category of the moving image: film as witness; film as propaganda; documentary in film and television

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Based on an event held at the Imperial War Museum in London, this book is a unique blend of voices and perspectives, including archivists, curators, filmmakers, and Holocaust survivors. Tracing the Holocaust, each section of the book is dedicated to a different category of the moving image: film as witness; film as propaganda; documentary in film and television; and feature films. Each section examines specific films in the broad context of the history of the Holocaust and how they have contributed to a wider understanding of the tragedy.

Accesible and stimulating, this book is an excellent introduction to the subject, discussing such titles as The Eternal Jew (1940) and Night and Fog (1956) and such subjects as the use of film and video in war crimes trials. The book also encourages the reader to move beyond Schindler's List (1993) and Life is Beautiful (1997) to other classics of the genre.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904764519
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
10/19/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Sect. 1Film as witness
1Film and the making of the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust Exhibition19
2Preparing the video displays for the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust Exhibition26
3Filming the liberation of Bergen-Belsen33
4Separate intentions : the Allied screening of concentration camp documentaries in defeated Germany in 1945-46 : Death mills and Memory of the camps50
5A witness to atrocity : film as evidence in international war crimes tribunals65
Sect. 2Film as propaganda
6Veit Harlan's Jud Suss76
7Fritz Hippler's The eternal Jew85
8Film documents of Theresienstadt93
9Terezin : the town Hitler gave to the Jews102
10The Ministry of Information and anti-fascist short films of the Second World War106
11Fighting the government with its own propaganda : the struggle for racial equality in the USA during the Second World War116
Sect. 3The Holocaust documentary in film and television
12Nuit et Brouillard : a turning point in the history and memory of the Holocaust127
13Baggage and responsibility - The world at war and the Holocaust140
14The Nazis : a warning from history146
15Kitty - return to Auschwitz154
16Some reflections on Claude Lanzmann's approach to the examination of the Holocaust161
17But is it documentary?168
18Silence : the role of the animators173
19Oswiecim/Auschwitz : the shooting goes on175
20Seeing and hearing for ourselves : the spectacle of reality in the Holocaust documentary182
Sect. 4The Holocaust in feature films
21An overview of Hollywood cinema's treatment of the Holocaust193
22Escape from Sobibor : a film made for television depicting the mass escape from Sobibor extermination camp198
23The Holocaust, film and education203
24Young people's viewing of Holocaust films in different cultural contexts211
25Living with the long journey : Alfred Radok's Daleka Cesta217
26Double memory : the Holocaust in Polish film225
27For the few, not the many : delusion and denial in Italian Holocaust films236
28The survivor's right to reply243
Sect. 5Legacy and other genocides
29Human rights : does anyone care?259
30Journey into darkness265
31If the walls could speak (Les Voix de la Muette)271
32Exploring the common threads of genocide : the crimes against humanity exhibition at the Imperial War Museum280

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