Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

by Jordana Silverstein

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ISBN-13: 9781785335235
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jordana Silverstein is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, with the ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: 1920 to the Present’. She is co-editor of In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation (Vallentine Mitchell, 2016) and has published widely on Holocaust memory and histories of Jewish identity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Holocaust Historiography, Anxiety and the Formulations of a Diasporic Jewishness

Chapter 1. ‘Don’t ever think that it can’t happen again’: Memories of the Holocaust, Anxieties of Difference

Chapter 2. ‘I think it makes it more real that way’: Chronology, Survivor Testimony and the Holocaust

Chapter 3. ‘From the utter depth of degradation to the apogee of bliss’: Uncanny and Mimicking Diasporic Zionism

Chapter 4. ‘There is no doubt that it was a Jewish experience’: The Forgetfulness of a Haunting Settler-Colonialism

Chapter 5. ‘Why the role of women was any more special than the role of the rest of them’: Circumscribing Jewish Femininity in Holocaust Pedagogies

Conclusion: ‘It’s an unusual topic you’ve chosen’: Negotiating Emplacement Through History-Making

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