Spielberg’s Holocaust

Spielberg’s Holocaust

Critical Perspectives on Schindler’s List
Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/22/1997
Format: Paperback 29 b&w photos, 2 figures, 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-21098-2
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This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement. It is a repository of considerable critical insight and frequently passionate argument." —Holocaust and Genocide Studies

An excellent collection; highly recommended for general readers and students at all levels." —Choice

This collection of essays opens further the debate on how to represent the Holocaust as Holocaust representation and memory move into ever-greater areas of daily American and Jewish American culture." —Tikkun

Schindler’s List not only afforded director Steven Spielberg a cinematic vehicle loaded with Hollywood-hardware to create his master narrative about the Holocaust, the film also invited a renewed scholarly and intellectual discussion about racism, "historical voyeurism" and the "limits of representation." This thought-provoking critical anthology tackles these issues and many others.

Author Bio

Yosefa Loshitzky, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the author of The Radical Faces of Godard and Bertolucci.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

1. Every Once in a While: Schindler’s List and the Shaping of History Barbie Zelizer
2. Spielberg’s Oskar: Hollywood Tries Evil Omer Bartov
3. The Cinema Animal Geoffrey Hartman
4. Schindler’s List is not Shoah: Second Commandment, Popular Modernism and Public
Memory Miriam Hansen
5. Holocaust Others: Spielberg’s Schindler’s List versus Lanzmann’s Shoah Yosefa
6. But is it Good for the Jews? Spielberg’s Schindler and the Aesthetics of Atrocity Sara R.
7. The Image Lingers: The Feminization of the Jew in Schindler’s List Judith E. Doneson
8. Schindler’s Discourse: America Discusses the Holocaust and its Mediation, from NBC’s
Miniseries to Spielberg’s Film Jeffrey A. Shandler
9. The Tale of the Good German: Reflections on the Israeli Reception of Schindler’s List
Liliane Weissberg
10. The Great Taboo Broken: Reflections on the Israeli Reception of Schindler’s List
Haim Bresheeth
11. Between Obsession and Amnesia: Reflections on the French Reception of Schindler’s
List Natasha Lehrer
12. The Uncertain Certainty of Schindler’s List Bryan Cheyette