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Department of Special Collections: Imaginative Representations of the Holocaust

IMAGINATIVE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE HOLOCAUST

 

This collection explores the Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945) with a focus on its aftermath and the nature of its witness communities. Additionally, it seeks to investigate the ways in which the actual event has become mythologized, re-envisioned, and commoditized to the public through films and literature.

This special research collection contains hundreds of creative works, including forms of literature, film and other visual arts. It is augmented by many conference papers, essays and lesson plans on teaching the Holocaust.

Find resources for teaching and studying the Holocaust in our Library Guide.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHT

A people uncounted : the untold story of the Roma

Summary: Story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies, a people who have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture. The Roma have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, most notably the Holocaust genocide where an estimated 500,000 were murdered. A People Uncounted documents their culturally rich yet often difficult lives, and demonstrates how their present state has been deeply shaped by the tragedies of the past. Filmed in 11 countries and featuring dozens of Roma, including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians, A People Uncounted brings the Romani history to life through the rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling first hand accounts. As ethnic intolerance flares up across Europe, A People Uncounted sheds light on this unique culture while presenting the Roma tale as emblematic of the world's legacy of racism and genocide. 

Call Number:   DX115 .P467 2014dvd HOLOCAUST