Музеефикация Холокоста как репрезентация культурной травмы
Debate on the exhibit Great Patriotic War and Holocaust at the Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
For the first time ever in this book - complete and unabridged - all the available Zalman Gradowski's texts are presented. The Author was one of the Sonderkommando's member at the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, who had perished on October 7, 1944 during the mutiny. His notes were discovered at the end of the Second World War in the ashes near the camp crematorium where he had worked. This testimony of the direct witness of the tragedy without any exaggeration could be branded as one of the most important Holocaust documents. This book is addressed to the widest possible readers' audience.
Il Duce declared war against the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, right after Hitler officially notified Rome about the beginning of the Operation Barbarossa. Mussolini’s military department hastily began to form the Expeditionary Italian Corps in Russia (CSIR), which entered the Soviet territory 40 days later. The Italian combatants who survived after the defeat at Stalingrad and the Soviet captivity, left ample memoirs. However, the victims' of the occupation documentary evidence has not been published yet. Domestic archives allow to bridge the gap and show how the Italian military treated the Jewish population.
This is the feature review article, focused on the new books on representation of the Holocaust (the Shoa), published in Israel, France, and the USA in 2013-2014. It is supposed that the new academic paradigm is emerging now, caused by inclusion of the Eastern European literature (fiction, poetry, essays) on Holocaust into the context of Western Holocaust literature. The methods of research and interpretation of post-traumatic literary works are also discussed; one of the most difficult issues here is contextualization of such works within diverse cultural and literary movements of a period.