The End of the Holocaust -- English Edition
Product Weight/Dimensions: 6 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall, 311 pages, hard-cover, copyright 2011
Product Description: by Alvin H. Rosenfeld.
In this provocative work, Alvin H. Rosenfeld contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has, perversely, brought about a diminuation of its meaning and a denigration of its memory. Investigating a wide range of events and cultural phenomena, such as Ronald Reagan's 1985 visit to the Germany cemetery at Bitburg, the distortions of Anne Frank's story, and the ways in which the Holocaust has been depicted by such artists and filmmakers as Judy Chicago and Steven Spielberg, Rosenfeld charts the cultural forces that have minimized the Holocaust in popular perceptions. He contrasts these with sobering representations by Holocaust witnesses such as Jean Amery, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertesz. The book concludes with a powerful warning about the possible consequences of "the end of the Holocaust" in public consciousness.