The Buchenwald Child (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
258
Utgivningsdatum
2009-06-01
Förlag
Camden House Inc
Illustrationer
21 Illustrations, black and white
Dimensioner
222 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
385 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISSN
1477-0709
ISBN
9781571134042

The Buchenwald Child

Truth, Fiction, and Propaganda

Häftad, Engelska, 2009-06-01
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At the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp, communist prisoners organized resistance against the SS and even planned an uprising. They helped rescue a three-year-old Jewish boy, Stefan Jerzy Zweig, from certain death in the gas chambers. After the war, his story became a focus for the German Democratic Republic's celebration of its resistance to the Nazis. Now Bill Niven tells the true story of Stefan Zweig: what actually happened to him in Buchenwald, how he was protected, and at what price. He explores the (mis)representation of Zweig's rescue in East Germany and what this reveals about that country's understanding of its Nazi past. Finally he looks at the telling of the Zweig rescue story since German unification: a story told in the GDR to praise communists has become a story used to condemn them. Bill Niven is Professor of Contemporary German History at the Nottingham Trent University, UK.
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(A) very well edited review of Dampier's excellent journals.. (His) reputation has been rehabilitated and enhanced more recently. This fine book has contributed substantially. AUSMARINE In this original and thoroughly researched analysis, Bill Niven picks his way with admirable clarity through the tangled webs of spin and counter-spin, never claiming to attain a definitive narrative of what "really" happened, but also not shrinking from some robust censure of overt distortion or partisanship. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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