A past without shadow : constructing the past in German books for children / Zohar Shavit ; translated from the Hebrew by Aaron and Atarah Jaffe.

Author
Shavit, Zohar [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st English ed.
Published/​Created
New York ; London : Routledge, 2005.
Description
1 online resource (338 p.)

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A Past Without Shadow examines 50 years of German children's books in which the darkest horrors of the Third Reich have routinely remained hidden. The horrors of the Third Reich are systematically screened and filtered, allowing the darker, bleaker parts of history to escape illumination. Here Zohar Shavit explores 345 German books for children describing the Third Reich and the Holocaust, and finds a shocking distortion of the past: a recurrent narrative which suggests that the Germans themselves had no hand in the suffering inflicted on the Jews. These books, Shavit argues, have cre
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Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-333) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgements; Note on Citations; Introduction to the English Edition; Introduction to the Hebrew Edition; Part I The "Story" of the German Past and the Construction of Its Past Image; Part II Strategies in the Construction of the "Story"; Part III Whose War Was It?; Part IV The Construction of an Alternative Discourse; NOTES; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index
ISBN
  • 1-135-88068-9
  • 1-135-88069-7
  • 1-280-24397-X
  • 9786610243976
  • 0-203-33455-8
OCLC
  • 252741608
  • 826514975
Doi
  • 10.4324/9780203334553
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