Auschwitz and After
Author: Charlotte Delbo, Rosette C. Lamont, Lawrence L. Langer
Publisher: Yale University Press
Written by a member of the French resistance who became an important literary figure in postwar France, this moving memoir of life and death in Auschwitz and the postwar experiences of women survivors has become a key text for Holocaust studies classes. This second edition includes an updated and expanded introduction and new bibliography by Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer. âDelboâs exquisite and unflinching account of life and death under Nazi atrocity grows fiercer and richer with time. The superb new introduction by Lawrence L. Langer illuminates the subtlety and complexity of Delboâs meditation on memory, time, culpability, and survival, in the context of what Langer calls the âafterdeathâ of the Holocaust. Delboâs powerful trilogy belongs on every bookshelf.ââSara R. Horowitz, York University Winner of the 1995 American Literary Translators Association Award
UNE CONNAISSANCE INUTILE Alors vous saurez quâil ne faut pas parler avec la mort câest une connaissance inutile Une connaissance inutile est le troisiĂšme ouvrage de Charlotte Delbo sur les camps de concentration. AprĂšs deux livres aussi diffĂ©rents par leur forme et leur Ă©criture que Aucun de nous ne reviendra et Le Convoi du 24 janvier, câest dans un autre ton quâon lira ici Auschwitz et RavensbrĂŒck. On y lira plus encore une sensibilitĂ© qui se dĂ©voile Ă travers les dĂ©chirements. Si les deux prĂ©cĂ©dents pouvaient apparaĂźtre presque impersonnels par leur dĂ©pouillement, dans celui-ci elle parle dâelle. Lâamour et le dĂ©sespoir de lâamour â lâamour et la mort ; lâamitiĂ© et le dĂ©sespoir de lâamitiĂ© â lâamitiĂ© et la mort ; les souffrances, la chaleur de la fraternitĂ© dans le froid mortel dâun univers qui se dĂ©peuple jour Ă jour, les mouvements de lâespoir qui sâĂ©teint et renaĂźt, sâĂ©teint encore et sâacharne... MESURE DE NOS JOURS Et toi, comment as-tu fait ? pourrait ĂȘtre le titre de ce troisiĂšme volume de Auschwitz et aprĂšs. Comment as-tu fait en revenant ? Comment ont-ils fait, les rescapĂ©s des camps, pour se remettre Ă vivre, pour reprendre la vie dans ses plis ? Câest la question quâon se pose, quâon nâose pas leur poser. Avec beaucoup dâautres questions. Car si lâon peut comprendre comment tant de dĂ©portĂ©s sont morts lĂ -bas, on ne comprend pas, ni comment quelques-uns ont survĂ©cu, ni surtout comment ces survivants ont pu redevenir des vivants. Dans Mesure de nos jours, Charlotte Delbo essaie de rĂ©pondre, pour elle-mĂȘme et pour dâautres, hommes et femmes, Ă qui elle prĂȘte sa voix. Les deuxiĂšme et troisiĂšme volumes de la trilogie Auschwitz et aprĂšs sont respectivement parus en 1970 et 1971 aux Ăditions de Minuit.
This volume brings together papers presented at the Fifth International Conference of the European Historical Bibliographies Project, held in Prague on November 7 - 8, 2013, under the auspices of the Department of Historical Bibliography of the Institute of History of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. The conference attracted bibliographers, historians and librarians from Denmark, France, Ireland, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland and from a number of Czech institutions and libraries, who gathered to discuss a wide range of topics. The main theme of the conference was the significance of historical bibliography for historical science. Given the diversity of professional focus among the conference participants, this topic was approached and examined from a variety of viewpoints. The most important outcomes of these meetings were, firstly, explaining the way individual participating organisations dealt with historical bibliography, and, secondly, providing a comparison of different methodological and technological approaches for processing specialized bibliographies in various European countries. This book introduces the wider public to the current shape and prospects of historical bibliography projects across a range of European countries. Obviously, such projects must reflect the needs of their users, which mainly comprise historians and librarians. The ongoing development of historical bibliography does not only involve a technical challenge, but also a methodological one, as well as a societal one when interpreted in a broader context. Mutual communication helps form the future direction of historical bibliography, which will undoubtedly face many new tasks and challenges.
On the Defensive
Author: Sharon Marquart
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
On the Defensive considers how our ethical responses to the Nazi camps have unintentionally repressed and denied the experiences of their victims. Through detailed readings of survivor narratives, particularly the works of political deportees Jorge Semprun and Charlotte Delbo, Sharon Marquart examines how well-intentioned people - including victims, their family members, and readers of witness literature - respond to such testimony in ways that are understood as ethical by their communities but serve instead to ignore victims' experiences. As Marquart shows, collective disasters such as the Holocaust expose the limitations of our ethical theories. To cope with this instability we withdraw and defend ourselves through inattentive and formulaic responses that turn a blind eye to the plight of victims. Challenging contemporary theorizations of community, ethics, testimony, and trauma, On the Defensive is a far-reaching reflection on the ways in which communal understandings of our duties and responsibilities to others can facilitate the denial of an atrocity's horrors.
Devenir un dieu
Author: Patrick Bruneteaux
Publisher: Editions Publibook
Vichy France and the Jews
Author: Michael Robert Marrus, Robert O. Paxton
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Provides the definitive account of Vichy's own antisemitic policies and practices. It is a major contribution to the history of the Jewish tragedy in wartime Europe answering the haunting question, "What part did Vichy France really play in the Nazi effort to murder Jews living in France?"
Lovely Green Eyes: A Novel
Author: Arnost Lustig
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Fifteen-year-old Hanka Kaudersov has ginger hair and clear, green eyes. When her family is deported to Auschwitz, her mother, father and younger brother are sent to the gas chamber. By a twist of fate, Hanka is faced with a simple alternative: follow her family, or work in an SS brothel behind the eastern front. She chooses to live, her Aryan looks allowing her to disguise the fact that she is Jewish. As the German army retreats from the Russian front, Hanka battles cold, hunger, fear, and shame, sustained by her hatred for the men she entertains, her friendship with the mysterious Estelle, and her fierce, burning desire for life. Lovely Green Eyes explores the compromises and sacrifices that an individual may make in order to survive, the way a woman can retain her identity in the face of appalling trauma, and the value of human life itself. This is a remarkable novel, which soars beyond nightmare, leaving the reader with a transcendent sense of hope. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fictionânovels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
La volontĂ© de dire l'horreur des camps existe depuis 1945, et les actions de mĂ©moire portĂ©es par les associations d'anciens dĂ©portĂ©s le montrent. Mais le sens donnĂ© Ă la construction et au dĂ©voilement de la mĂ©moire de la dĂ©portation Ă©volue. D'abord conĂ§u comme une mission testimoniale incontournable, le devoir de mĂ©moire devient une mission Ă©ducative. Le devoir de mĂ©moire est constructeur d'une mĂ©moire, Ă©lĂ©ment de justice, source d'oppositions politiques.
In the late 1980s, Holocaust literature emerged as a provocative, but poorly defined, scholarly field. The essays in this volume reflect the increasingly international and pluridisciplinary nature of this scholarship and the widening of the definition of Holocaust literature to include comic books, fiction, film, and poetry, as well as the more traditional diaries, memoirs, and journals. Ten contributors from four countries engage issues of authenticity, evangelicalism, morality, representation, personal experience, and wish-fulfillment in Holocaust literature, which have been the subject of controversies in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Of interest to students and instructors of antisemitism, national and comparative literatures, theater, film, history, literary criticism, religion, and Holocaust studies, this book also contains an extensive bibliography with references in over twenty languages which seeks to inspire further research in an international context.
Days and Memory
Author: Charlotte Delbo
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
In Auschwitz, memory meant life: remembering the humanity extinguished by the death camps and hoping to survive to tell what had been endured. In Auschwitz, Charlotte Delbo collected from memory the plays, stories, and poems that fed her companions' spirits. There she committed to memory all that she would one day describe for future generations. In Days and Memory, her last book, completed shortly before her death, Delbo becomes the voice of memory. Poems and vignettes, dialogues and meditations, interweave her experience in the death camp with the sufferings of others around the world, depicting the power of dignity and decency in the face of inhumanity. A remarkable achievement, stark and lyrical, passionate and fiery, this virtuoso performance demands attention-and rewards readers with beauty, sorrow, and hope.
The horrors of a concentration camp are described in free verse and rhythmic prose. Through the personal experiences of Charlotte Delbo, the reader enters a world of endless agony, where all individuals are bound together in the wordless fraternity of those doomed to die.
In World War II in AndreĂŻ Makineâs Historiographic Metafiction Helena Duffy probes the tension between the Franco-Russian novelistâs commitment to postmodern aesthetics and philosophy of history, and his narrative of Soviet involvement in the struggle against Hitler.
Genie and Paul
Author: Natasha Soobramanien
Publisher: Myriad Editions
One morning in May 2003, on the cyclone-ravaged island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean, the body of a man washes up on the beach. Six weeks previously, the night Tropical Cyclone Kalunde first gathered force, destruction of another kind hit twenty-six-year-old Genie Lallan and her life in London: after a night out with her brother she wakes up in hospital to discover that he's disappeared. Where has Paul gone and why did he abandon her at the club where she collapsed? Genie's search for him leads her to Rodrigues, sister island to Mauritius - their island of origin, and for Paul, the only place he has ever felt at home. Will Genie track Paul down? And what will she find if she does? An imaginative reworking of the French 18th century classic, 'Paul et Virginie', set in London, Mauritius and Rodrigues, Genie and Paul is an utterly original love story: the story of a sister's love for a lost brother, and the story of his love for an island that has never really existed.
The Historian's Craft
Author: Marc Bloch
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This work, by the co-founder of the "Annales School" deals with the uses and methods of history. It is useful for students of history, teachers of historiography and all those interested in the writings of the Annales school.
Author: Kathryn Robson
Wounds rethinks the relation between trauma memory and narrative through readings of key fictional, autobiographical and "autofictional" texts by recent French women writers.