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Wanted to find out how the personalities of the people in the DP camps were impressed by onthem by there conditions?Interviewed DP peopleWas not happy with the English because they didn’t give a voice to the victimsNobody has interviewed the DP people before BroderHe came with the wire tape machine (predecessor on the tape recorder)He did 130 interviews in Germany, France, Italy, Austria?Boder wanted his project to be imported to America, hopefully to influence politicians to givemore visasHe published a book of snippets of 8 interviews and then a book of all the other interviews as aself-publication because publishers didn’t want to touch itRecitation 2/5/16Terminology:MemoryoIndividualoCollectiveoCulturalTestimonyoWitnessoEvidenceoBystanderoVictimHolocaustoShoahoKhurbhoCatastropheoGezerot tashtashaVolk (mass) vs individualNuremburg lawsMedia:OraloBroder ProjectInterviews on wire tape, gives voice to the victimsFilm
oUSSR vs USTheresienstadt vs Liberation:Propaganda videoWhat soldiers found in camps was not like the propaganda videoTheresienstadt was a concentration camp, not an extermination campDP camps:Set up by Americans, not SovietsFormer concentration camps sometimesGerman civilians had to work in these camps, caused resentmentMarriages and children, baby boomIndividual memory’s authority decreases over time, but increases over time with collective memoryCollective memory brushes aside accuracy and authenticity to so as to accommodate broader issues ofidentity formation, power and authority, and political affiliation. Fits our own agendasLecture, 3/3/16Frederick Schiller was a German poet that thought theatre was a place for moral educationPunctum – point in the picture that draws our attention (Spielberg colors the girl’s red dress, only color infilm besides the opening scene)Lecture 3/15/16Eli Wiesel, *1928No transitions in his book.Sentences very abrupt and concentrated, primarily the language of themilitary.In real life we normally have lots of “because” as causal explanations, in the book there isn’t, it’s likethere are no explanations for what he experienced. Shows how much a person is made by theirenvironment, in this case, linguistically.The question that Wiesel asks again and again was not “why is this happening?, he asked questionsmostly framed by religionTells the story of the time Wiesel spent in the camp and his relation to his father and his survivalThe book is calledNight, not How I survived Auschwitz, it’s not talking about survivalThe father did not survive, we don’t know if God survive---------------------
Primo Levi’s book, “If this is a man” (this title is the literal translation of the title) contemplates what itmeans to be a human being in Auschwitz, the American title – “Survival in Auschwitz” is the Americanpackage of the novel

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The Holocaust, Night, Auschwitz concentration camp, DP camps

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