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Liss, Andrea: Trespassing Through Shadows. Memory, Photography, And The Holocaust. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1998. (152 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-8186-3059-3
BibTeX citation key: Liss1998a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Maus", Holocaust, Memoria, Spiegelman. Art, Trauma, USA
Creators: Liss
Publisher: Univ. of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis)
Photographs of the Holocaust bear a double burden: to act as history lessons for future generations so we will “never forget” and to provide a means of mourning. In Trespassing through Shadows, Andrea Liss examines the inherent difficulties and productive possibilities of using photographs to bear witness, initiating a critical dialogue about the ways the post-Auschwitz generation has employed these documents to represent Holocaust memory and history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)
Introduction: (Im)Possible Witnessing (xi)

1 Photography and Naming (1)
2 The Identity Card Project and the Tower of Faces at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (13)
3 Between Trauma and Nostalgia: Christian Boltanski’s Memorials and Art Spiegelman’s Maus (39)
4 Artifactual Witnessing as (Im)Possible Evidence (69)
5 The Provocation of Postmemories (85)
In Lieu of a Conclusion: Tender Rejections (115)

Notes (125
Bibliography (139)
Index (149)
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