Friction, Fragmentation, and Diversity

Friction, Fragmentation, and Diversity

Localized Politics of European Memories

  • Author: Salmi-Niklander, Kirsti; Laine, Sofia; Salmesvuori, Päivi; Savolainen, Ulla; Taavetti, Riikka
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Serie: Heritage and Memory Studies
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789048553853
  • Place of publication:  Amsterdam , Netherlands
  • Year of digital publication: 2021
  • Month: December
  • Pages: 260
  • Language: English
Why do we attach so much value to sites of Holocaust memory, if all we ever encounter are fragments of a past that can never be fully comprehended? David Duindam examines how the Hollandsche Schouwburg, a former theater in Amsterdam used for the registration and deportation of nearly 50,000 Jews, fell into disrepair after World War II before it became the first Holocaust memorial museum of the Netherlands. Fragments of the Holocaust: The Amsterdam Hollandsche Schouwburg as a Site of Memory combines a detailed historical study of the postwar period of this site with a critical analysis of its contemporary presentation by placing it within international debates concerning memory, emotionally fraught heritage and museum studies. A case is made for the continued importance of the Hollandsche Schouwburg and other comparable sites, arguing that these will remain important in the future as indexical fragments where new generations can engage with the memory of the Holocaust on a personal and affective level.
  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Approaching Localized Politics of European Memories
    • Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, Ulla Savolainen, Riikka Taavetti, Sofia Laine, and Päivi Salmesvuori
  • Part I: Politicized Memories and Pasts
    • 1. Mitigating the Difficult Past?
      • On the Politics of Renaming the Estonian Museum of Occupations
        • Kirsti Jõesalu and Ene Kõresaar
    • 2. Remembering the ’68 Movement in Germany
      • A Left Counter-Memory?
        • Priska Daphi and Jens Zimmermann
    • 3. Queering Victimhood
      • Soviet Legacies and Queer Pasts in and around Jaanus Samma’s “NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale”
        • Riikka Taavetti
    • 4. Social Memories of Transformative Events in Post-Communist Latvia
      • Ethnic and Generational Dimensions
        • Laura Ardava-Āboliņa and Jurijs Ņikišins
    • 5. Ishans and Murids before, in and after the Gulag
      • Strategies of Adaptation to the 1948 Repressions in the Perm Region
        • Gulsina Selyaninova
  • Part II: Friction and Diversity
    • 6. Between Closure and Redemption
      • Internment Memory and the Reception of the Compensation Law
        • Ulla Savolainen
    • 7. Imprisonment Trauma in the Period of the Stalinist Repressions
      • Anna Koldushko
    • 8. Fragmented Construction of Cultural Memories in Turkey
      • How Women Acting in Civil Society Perceive the Kurdish Issue
        • Serpil Açıkalın Erkorkmaz and Dilek Karal
    • 9. Survival Strategies Constructed through Material Aspects of Everyday Life in Postwar Soviet Society
      • Anastasia Kucheva
    • 10. Living Together
      • Memory Diversity in Latvia
        • Zane Radzobe and Didzis Bērziņš
  • About the Authors
  • Index



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