Confronting the Past on Screens

Bayer G (2021)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021


Book Volume: 27

Pages Range: 147-155

Journal Issue: 2

DOI: 10.1080/17504902.2019.1637472


This introduction situates the present collection of critical articles both in the historical context of contemporary forms of Holocaust commemoration and in the scholarly tradition of research on Holocaust cinema. The various contributions on fictional and documentary films from diverse countries address a wide range of topics, including the notion of the law and how its courtrooms are staged cinematically or how witnesses are invested with authority. Related to matters of guilt is the issue of intergenerational memory, often addressed when films evoke forms of perpetration and thereby connect forms of affect to larger ethical questions related to memory work.

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Bayer, G. (2021). Confronting the Past on Screens. Holocaust Studies, 27(2), 147-155.


Bayer, Gerd. "Confronting the Past on Screens." Holocaust Studies 27.2 (2021): 147-155.

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