What We Are Reading

Photography and the Holocaust

 “To Give Memory a Place: Holocaust Photography and the Landscape Tradition,” by U. Baer, Representations 69 (2000), 38-62

“Secular Icons Looking at Photographs from Nazi Concentration Camps,” by C. Brink, History and Memory 12:1 (2000), 135-150

“Choosing Not to Look: Representation, Repatriation, and Holocaust Atrocity Photography,” by S. A. Crane, History and Theory 47:3 (2008), 309-330

“Nazi Photographs in Post-Holocaust Art: Gender as an Idiom of Memorialization,” by Marianne Hirsch, Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative, ed. A. Hughes and A. Noble (2003)

“Surviving Images: Holocaust Photographs and the Work of Postmemory,” by Marianne Hirsch, The Yale Journal of Criticism, 14: 1 (Spring 2001), 5-37

“Ghostly Landscapes: Soviet Liberators Photograph the Holocaust,” by David Shneer,  Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 5: 2 (Summer 2014), 235-246

“The Sonderkommando Photographs,” by D. Stone, Jewish Social Studies 7:3 (2001), 131-148 

Artifacts and Material Culture of the Holocaust

“AHR Conversation: Historians and the Study of Material Culture,” American Historical Review (December 2009)

“The Role of the Artifact in Teaching about the Holocaust,” @ http://teachinghistory.org/issues-and-research/roundtable-response/25395

“Portable Material Culture and Death Factory Auschwitz,” by Adrian Myer, PIA 18 (2007) http://www.pia-journal.co.uk/articles/10.5334/pia.302/

Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation by Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, (2014).

“Breaching the Wall of Traumatic Silence: Holocaust Survivor and Descendant Person–Object Relations and the Material Transmission of the Genocidal Past,” by Carol A Kidron, Journal of Material Culture, 17, 1 (March 2012): 3-21

The Holocaust Object in Polish and Polish-Jewish Culture by Bozena Shallcross, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011), 

"Different Trains: Holocaust Artifacts and the Ideologies of Remembrance," by Oren Baruch Stier, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 19: 1 (Spring 2005), 81-106.