Holocaust icons symbolizing the shoah in history and memory oren baruch stier new brunswick rutgers university press 2015 230 pp hardcover 9000 paperback 2995 electronic versions available oren baruch stiers recent work is a masterful contribution to scholarship on holocaust . Holocaust icons exist in a range of forms although artifacts like the railway cars examined in chapter 1 are some of the most concrete icons of memory there are other cases in which objects may represent the holocaust through a combination of physical and more abstract modes of signification such as linguistic form. A prominent thread interwoven throughout holocaust icons is stiers attention to the relationship between memory and history an issue he explores in depth by considering the linguistic and visual signifier arbeit macht frei this widely known slogan he reminds us appeared at a number of concentration and labor camps including dachau. Engagingly written and illustrated with more than forty black and white images holocaust icons probes the history and memory of four of these symbolic relics left in the holocausts wake jewish studies scholar oren stier offers in this volume new insight into symbols and the symbol making process as he traces the lives and afterlives of . The holocaust encyclopedia provides an overview of the holocaust using text photographs maps artifacts and personal histories holocaust survivors and victims resource center research family history relating to the holocaust and explore the museums collections about individual survivors and victims of the holocaust and nazi persecution
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