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13 thoughts on “Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the "Final Solution"

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    The limits of adequately and appropriately representing Nazism and the Final Solution are examined by the essays in this volume, beginning with Saul Friedlander s introduction The editor notes that the Holocaust is an event which tests our traditional conceptual and representational categories, an event at the limits it is an event that seems to exist beyond the realm of possibility to write about such an event involves barriers not encounte...


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    An interesting collection of essays on the topic of representing the holocaust and other terrible events in historiography I must admit that Carlo Ginzburg s contribution made me quite upset To liken Hayden White to Giovanni Gentile is really far fetched Still, a collection worth reading.


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    Fascinating theoretical analysis of the issues of representing the Holocaust and narrative interpretations of it Displays various different views, and does not shy away from contrasting two chapters Interesting book, useful for my dissertation


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Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the "Final Solution" Can The Holocaust Be Compellingly Described Or Represented Or Is There Some Core Aspect Of The Extermination Of The Jews Of Europe Which Resists Our Powers Of Depiction, Of Theory, Of Narrative In This Volume, Twenty Scholars Probe The Moral, Epistemological, And Aesthetic Limits Of An Account Or Portrayal Of The Nazi Horror.These Essays Expose To Scrutiny Questions That Have A Pressing Claim On Our Attention, Our Conscience, And Our Cultural Memory First Presented At A Conference Organized By Saul Friedlander, They Are Now Made Available For The Wide Consideration And Discussion They Merit.Christopher Browning, Hayden White, Carlo Ginzburg, Martin Jay, Dominick LaCapra, And Others Focus First On The General Question Can The Record Of His Historical Event Be Established Objectively Through Documents And Witnesses, Or Is Every Historical Interpretation Informed By The Perspective Of Its Narrator The Suggestion That All Historical Accounts Are Determined By A Preestablished Narrative Choice Raises The Ethical And Intellectual Issues Of Various Forms Of Relativization In Specific Terms, What Are The Possibilities Of Historicizing National Socialism Without Minimizing The Historical Place Of The Holocaust.Also At Issue Are The Problems Related To An Artistic Representation, Particularly The Dilemmas Posed By Aestheticization John Felstiners, Yael S Feldman, Sidra Ezahi, Eric Santner, And Anton Kaes Grapple With These Questions And Confront The Inadequacy Of Words In The Face Of The Holocaust Others Address The Problem Of Fitting Nazi Policies And Atrocities Into The History Of Western Thought And Science The Book Concludes With Geoffrey Hartmans S Evocative Meditation On Memory.