New Perspectives on the Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers and Scholars / Edition 1

New Perspectives on the Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers and Scholars / Edition 1

by Rochelle L. Millen, Timothy Bennett, Jack Mann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814755402

ISBN-13: 9780814755402

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: New York University Press

The Holocaust stands as a focal event in modern Western history. With a vast array of literature, film, and historical work dedicated to the subject, it is increasingly difficult for educators to sift through the materials available and incorporate them into their curricula.

New Perspectives on the Holocaust offers guidance to those in the teaching professions

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Overview

The Holocaust stands as a focal event in modern Western history. With a vast array of literature, film, and historical work dedicated to the subject, it is increasingly difficult for educators to sift through the materials available and incorporate them into their curricula.

New Perspectives on the Holocaust offers guidance to those in the teaching professions confronting issues raised by the Holocaust. Authors, all actively involved in teaching about the Holocaust, reflect on a range of fundamental questions. Some offer guidance in selecting materials; others examine factors that determine the success or failure of Holocaust curricula; and still others essays examine questions of how much we can know about the Holocaust, investigating specifically the phenomenon of Holocaust denial. Providing a wealth of guidance for engaging students in a wide range of disciplines, from literature to history to geography to Jewish and Christian theology, and including contributions by such well-known scholars as Steven Katz, William Seidelman, Richard Breitman, John Pawlikowski, and Carole Fink, this volume is essential reading for all those in the teaching professions who grapple with the Holocaust.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814755402
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Foreword
1Two Kinds of Uniqueness: The Universal Aspects of the Holocaust6
2Children in Auschwitz and the Gulag: Alternative Realities19
3Prelude to the Holocaust? The Murder of Walter Rathenau39
4Anti-Semitism in the Tradition of German Discourse: The Path to the Holocaust57
5Secrecy and the Final Solution70
6Searching for the Educational Imperative in Holocaust Curricula99
7Americanizing the Holocaust: Beyond the Limit of the Universal122
8Teaching the Holocaust: The Case for an Interdisciplinary Approach131
9Holocaust: Transcendent Case Study for the Social Sciences141
10Teaching the Holocaust through Literature147
11Witness to the Holocaust: History from a First-Hand Perspective159
12Teaching about International Responses to News of the Holocaust: The Columbus Dispatch Project at Ohio State University166
13Teaching the Holocaust through Landscape Study174
14Holocaust Denial Literature: Its Place in Teaching the Holocaust186
15The Dead End of Demonizing: Dealing with the Perpetrators in Teaching the Holocaust196
16Teaching the Holocaust and Making It Relevant for Non-Jewish Students212
17Teaching the Holocaust: Helping Students Confront Their Own Biases222
18"A Madwoman and a Scavenger": The Toll of Holocaust Survival in Cynthia Ozick's "Rosa"232
19Truth and Lamentation: Two Modes of Literary Response to the Holocaust242
20Pitfalls of Memory: Israeli-German Dialogues on the Shoah265
21Education after Auschwitz: Teaching the Holocaust in Germany275
22Post-Shoah Jewish Theology: Identifying the Categories287
23Christianity, Anti-Semitism, and Post-Holocaust Theology: Old Questions, Changing Paradigms294
24Power, Responsibility, and Abuse in Medicine: Lessons from Germany319
25The Holocaust: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Ethics344
Index363

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