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(1948) Reconstructionist Machzor (Holocaust & Zionism)

This 1948 Machzor is a neat little time capsule. Of particular interest is the names of authors and translators in the back of the text. Included below are the authors and translators to the Yom Kippur section (vol.2). Also in … Continue reading

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(Modern Jewish Esotericism) Holocaust Parapsychology (Aaron Zeitlin)

Of enormous interest to readers of the phenomenology of religion, literature and Yiddish literature, the Holocaust and postwar Jewish culture in Israel and the United States, trauma and memory studies, the occult and esotericism, psychology and philosophy is this extraordinary … Continue reading

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State Power & Holocaust Memory (75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation)

In reference to the large gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem at “World Holocaust Forum 2020” to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. These are pictures of pure power, state power, international state power brought to bear … Continue reading

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(Trains) Holocaust & American Life (Steven Miller)

On moral depravity, this from Newsweek here: The Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hatewatch” section published its latest series of emails Tuesday which were leaked by an ex-Breitbart editor. The emails reveal Miller pitching white nationalist and vigilantly anti-immigrant ideas to … Continue reading

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(Digital Image & Object) Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments

About the Auschwitz Christmas ornaments on sale at Amazon, here’s an article at wired explaining what happened. These are digital products created by an algorithm which scooped up in a random way public domain images available on the internet. Ready … Continue reading

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Holocaust Objects Are Small (Auschwitz at the Museum of Jewish Heritage)

Probably because it was close by and in New York City, I went to see “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away,” the big exhibition now on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and then I went again. There … Continue reading

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“The Holocaust” (Dramaturgy and Moral Order)

Is “this” a concentration camp? Are “they” Nazis? Do they compare? How can one compare? Setting aside intentional arguments about history allows us to see that the why, when, and how of the Holocaust (in the form of Holocaust memory, … Continue reading

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(Contestation of Statements) The US Holocaust Memorial Museum & The Scholars’ Petition

Who is a Nazi? What is a concentration camp? The politicians have done their damage throwing Holocaust bombs at each other, leaving the rest of us involved professionally in this line of inquiry to sort through and volatilize further the … Continue reading

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#Never Again & Other Holocaust Objects Only Addle

Holocaust objects are widely recognizable and shared objects that convey Holocaust memory and the trauma that Holocaust memory carries. As old technologies, archaic today, they used to set that memory in stone. Examples include iconic photographs, historical sites, monuments, novels … Continue reading

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Teaching the Holocaust Again

I wrote the following notes after having taught at Syracuse my Holocaust class, the focus of which is Jewish religious response to the Holocaust. This post seems apt and I have since added to it. While keeping to the basic … Continue reading

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