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The Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sacred Secular Space

  • Author: Avril Alba
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137451378
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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The Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals and traces the transformation of ancient Jewish symbols, rituals, archetypes and narratives deployed in these sites. Demonstrating how cloaking the 'secular' history of the Holocaust in sacred garb, memorial museums generate redemptive yet conflicting visions of the meaning and utility of Holocaust memory.

Exhibiting Atrocity

Exhibiting Atrocity

Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence

  • Author: Amy Sodaro
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813592151
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 226
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Today, nearly any group or nation with violence in its past has constructed or is planning a memorial museum as a mechanism for confronting past trauma, often together with truth commissions, trials, and/or other symbolic or material reparations. Exhibiting Atrocity documents the emergence of the memorial museum as a new cultural form of commemoration, and analyzes its use in efforts to come to terms with past political violence and to promote democracy and human rights. Through a global comparative approach, Amy Sodaro uses in-depth case studies of five exemplary memorial museums that commemorate a range of violent pasts and allow for a chronological and global examination of the trend: the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; the House of Terror in Budapest, Hungary; the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda; the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile; and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. Together, these case studies illustrate the historical emergence and global spread of the memorial museum and show how this new cultural form of commemoration is intended to be used in contemporary societies around the world.

Oral History Interview Guidelines, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Oral History Interview Guidelines, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Page: 140
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National Memorial Museum of the American Indian

National Memorial Museum of the American Indian

Joint Hearing Before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, and the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session on S. 978 ... May 12, 1989, Washington, DC.

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 175
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The Witness as Object

The Witness as Object

Video Testimony in Memorial Museums

  • Author: Steffi de Jong
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785336436
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 280
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In recent years, historical witnessing has emerged as a category of "museum object." Audiovisual recordings of interviews with individuals remembering events of historical importance are now integral to the collections and research activities of museums. They have also become important components in narrative and exhibition design strategies. With a focus on Holocaust museums, this study scrutinizes for the first time the new global phenomenon of the "musealization" of the witness to history, exploring the processes, prerequisites, and consequences of the transformation of video testimonies into exhibits.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Newsletter

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Newsletter

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Memorial Museums

Memorial Museums

The Global Rush to Commemorate Atrocities

  • Author: Paul Williams
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9781845204891
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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The past 25 years has seen an extraordinary boom in a new kind of cultural complex: the memorial museum. These seek to research, represent, commemorate, and teach on the subject of dreadful, violent histories. With World War and Holocaust memorials as precursors, the kinds of events now recognized include genocide in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, and the Balkans, state repression in Eastern Europe, apartheid in South Africa, terrorism in the US, political 'disappearances' in Chile and Argentina, massacres in China and Taiwan, and more. This book is the first of its kind to 'map' these new institutions and cultural spaces, which, although varying widely in size, style, and political situation, are nonetheless united in their desire to promote peace, tolerance, and the avoidance of future violence. Moving across nations and contexts, Memorial Museums critically analyzes the tactics of these institutions and gauges their wider public significance.

Memory from the Margins

Memory from the Margins

Ethiopia’s Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

  • Author: Bridget Conley
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3030134954
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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This book asks the question: what is the role of memory during a political transition? Drawing on Ethiopian history, transitional justice, and scholarly fields concerned with memory, museums and trauma, the author reveals a complex picture of global, transnational, national and local forces as they converge in the story of the creation and continued life of one modest museum in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa—the Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. It is a study from multiple margins: neither the case of Ethiopia nor memorialization is central to transitional justice discourse, and within Ethiopia, the history of the Red Terror is sidelined in contemporary politics. From these nested margins, traumatic memory emerges as an ambiguous social and political force. The contributions, meaning and limitations of memory emerge at the point of discrete interactions between memory advocates, survivor-docents and visitors. Memory from the margins is revealed as powerful for how it disrupts, not builds, new forms of community.