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Contesting Silences: Traces of the Holocaust and Vergangenheitsbewältigung in West German Cinema, 1949-1969

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posted on 2024-06-07, 11:20 authored by Tarryn Ryan

Heimatfilm played an important role in reconstructing a new identity for citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany, however, representations of the Jewish experience were non-existent. This research interrogates the alleged silences around the Holocaust in West German cinema through the fifties and sixties, by analysing films that have been previously overlooked or disregarded as ‘Holocaust films,’ and in doing so, challenge preconceived ideas about what Vergangenheitsbewältigung means.

History

Copyright Date

2024-06-07

Date of Award

2024-06-07

Publisher

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Rights License

CC BY-ND 4.0

Degree Discipline

History

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Arts

ANZSRC Socio-Economic Outcome code

280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology; 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society; 130199 Arts not elsewhere classified; 130704 Understanding Europe’s past

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

1 Pure basic research

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Victoria University of Wellington School

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Advisors

Lichtner, Giacomo