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Judging ''Privileged'' Jews Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone'

Adam. Brown


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  • Title:
    Judging ''Privileged'' Jews Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone'
  • Author: Adam. Brown
  • Description: Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction - ""Privileged"" Jews, Holocaust Representation, and the ""Limit"" of Judgment; Chapter 1 - La ""Zona Grigia"": The Paradox of Judgment in Primo Levi's ""Gey Zone""; Chapter 2 - The Judgment of ""Privileged"" Jews in the Work of Raul Hilberg; Chapter 3 - Bridging History and Cinema: ""Privileged"" Jews in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah and Other Holocaust Documentaries; Chapter 4 - Portraying ""Privileged"" Jews in Fiction Films: The Potential to Suspend Judgment?; Conclusion - ""And What Would You Have Done?"" Negotiating the Paradoxical Bind
    The Nazis' persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust included the creation of prisoner hierarchies that forced victims to cooperate with their persecutors. Many in the camps and ghettos came to hold so-called "privileged" positions, and their behavior has often been judged as self-serving and harmful to fellow inmates. Such controversial figures constitute an intrinsically important, frequently misunderstood, and often taboo aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on Primo Levi's concept of the "grey zone," this study analyzes the passing of moral judgment on "privileged" Jews as represented by w
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books
  • Format: 1 online resource (232 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-78533-656-8
  • Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects; Levi, Primo -- Criticism and interpretation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Moral and ethical aspects; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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