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Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and The Jewish Question in France Lawrence D. Kritzman

Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and The Jewish Question in France

Lawrence D. Kritzman

Published February 4th 2014
ISBN : 9781135231088
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346 pages
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 About the Book 

Beginning with Marcel Ophuss documentary The Sorrow and the Pity (1970) there has been an attempt to question the idea of a totally unified, courageous and resistant wartime France. Even more startling have been the increasingly shocking revelations that the politics of collaboration were a mere extension of a deep-seated French anti-semitic tradition. In the shadow of these developments French writers and philosophers today are reflecting on the meaning of Jewish identity in the contemporary world.Auschwitz and After analyses for the first time how the memory of Auschwitz and the collaboration continue to haunt the French. These critical evaluations are accompianed by provocative essays on the jewish Question and the politics of race as they have been studied by writers, historians, philosophers and film makers in postwar France.