The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning / Edition 1

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Overview

For the Germans and Austrians, memorializing the Holocaust has required public recognition of their crimes; for the Jews, it has required public expression of their suffering. As James Young brilliantly demonstrates, each monument is charged with the often highly problematic struggle between collective memory and national self-image, self-interest, and the aspiration toward a future. Through the memorials and monuments, Young illuminates the process whereby the meaning of the Holocaust continues to be redefined in each new generation in Europe, Israel, and America. This richly illustrated book is a groundbreaking study of the fusion of Holocaust memory and public art in contemporary life.
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What People Are Saying

Mark Pollock
The Texture of Memory is a major contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust....It makes clear that much of who we are is shpaed not only by what we remember but also by how we remember.
Saul Friedlander
A sensitive and intellectually compelling book. Young's comparative approach to the study of Holocaust memorials is groundbreaking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300059915
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 415
  • Sales rank: 677,600
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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