Selling the Holocaust; From Auschwitz to Schindler, How History Is Bought, Packaged and Sold

Selling the Holocaust; From Auschwitz to Schindler, How History Is Bought, Packaged and Sold

by Tim Cole
     
 

What does the Holocaust mean at the end of the twentieth century? Tim Cole examines three of the Holocaust's most emblematic figures--Anne Frank, Adolf Eichmann and Oskar Schindler--and three of the Holocaust's most visited sites-- Auschwitz, Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum--to show us how the Holocaust has been mythologized in the popular… See more details below

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What does the Holocaust mean at the end of the twentieth century? Tim Cole examines three of the Holocaust's most emblematic figures--Anne Frank, Adolf Eichmann and Oskar Schindler--and three of the Holocaust's most visited sites-- Auschwitz, Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum--to show us how the Holocaust has been mythologized in the popular imagination. What he finds is disturbing.
Cole show us an "Auschwitz-land" where tourists have become the "ultimate ruberneckers" passing by and gazing at someone else's tragedy. He shows us a US Holocaust Museum that provides visitors with a "virtual Holocaust" experience. He shows us that, from movies to museums, the "feel good" Holocaust is being made in America. And, above all, he shows us that as the century closes the frightening reality of the Holocaust is being forgotten.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925815
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Myth of the 'Holocaust'1
Pt. IPeople
1Anne Frank23
2Adolf Eichmann47
3Oskar Schindler73
Pt. IIPlaces
4Auschwitz97
5Yad Vashem121
6The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC146
Epilogue172
Notes189
Select Bibliography206
Index210

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