Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum / Edition 1

Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum / Edition 1

by Edward T. Linenthal
     
 

Since its first year in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more than 15 millino visitors, sometimes at the rate of 10,000 a day, each of whom has walked away with an indelible impression of awe in the face of the unimaginable. This lively, honest, behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex fifteen-year struggle

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Since its first year in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more than 15 millino visitors, sometimes at the rate of 10,000 a day, each of whom has walked away with an indelible impression of awe in the face of the unimaginable. This lively, honest, behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex fifteen-year struggle surrounding the museum's birth.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231124072
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
446,526
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Violence and American LandscapeAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Locating Holocaust Memory in American Culture

Chapter 1:The Decision to Remember Who Owns the Memory? The Politics of Representation: The President's Commission on the Holocaust Who Owns the Memory? The Politics of Representation: The United States Holocaust Memorial CouncilSumary Reflections: The Volatility of Holocaust Memory

Chapter 2: The Site of Holocaust MemoryBuilding Holocaust Memory

Chapter 3: Embryonic Thoughts: The Commission's MuseumBeginnings: 1980-87The End of the Wiesel Era and BeyondJeshajahu "Shaike" Weinberg and the Changing Nature of the Permanent Exhibition

Chapter 4:Interior Space: The Mood of MemoryPersonalizing the Story: Faces and ArtifactsEnduring Issues: Shaping the Boundaries of Memory The Boundaries of Horror The Boundaries of Representation: The Perpetrators The Boundaries of Representation: An Artifact out of Place The Boundaries of Interpretation: Contested Issues and the Voice of the Exhibition The Boundaries of Inclusion: Armenians and GypsiesThe Center and the Periphery of Holocaust MemoryEndings: The Lure of Redemption

Conclusion:Mobilizing Holocaust Memory Burdensome Memory Treacherous Memory Murderous Memory Hopeful Memory

Notes

Index

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