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Images of rupture between East and West : the perception of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern European arts and media / Urs Heftrich, Robert Jacobs, Bettina Kaibach, Karoline Thaidigsmann (eds.).

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
547 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 22 cm.
Series:
  • Beiträge zur neueren Literaturgeschichte ; 3. Folge, Bd. 347. [More in this series]
  • Beiträge zur neueren Literaturgeschichte, 0179-4027 ; Band 347
Summary note:
In spite of the incommensurability of the Holocaust and the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the juxtaposition of Auschwitz and Hiroshima has long been a topic of serious debate. However, the fact that the interpretation of the two events in Eastern Europe differed considerably from the Western angle was largely neglected. While in Western thinking, both Auschwitz and Hiroshima were often seen as ruptures that shook the foundations of civilization, in communist Eastern Europe the concept of rupture was either ignored or dismissed as Western defeatism. 00In their contributions, international scholars investigate the perception of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern Europe from a wide range of disciplines. The volume presents a complex picture of the divides and intersections between different cultures of commemoration, including American and Japanese responses to Auschwitz and Hiroshima.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
  • 9783825365486 (hardcover)
  • 3825365484 (hardcover)
OCLC:
960798000
International Article Number:
  • 9783825365486
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