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The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

Susanne C. Knittel

Abstract

The Historical Uncanny explores the ways in which cultural memories that pose uncomfortable challenges to the self-understanding of the remembering public are often systematically disregarded. The “historical uncanny” is that which resists reification precisely because it is uncomfortable or unassimilable to the dominant discourses of commemoration. The book focuses on two marginalized aspects of the memory of the Holocaust: the Nazi “euthanasia” program directed against the mentally ill and disabled, and the Fascist persecution of Slovenes, Croats, and Jews in and around Trieste. The two memo ... More

Keywords: Cultural memory, Holocaust, Eugenics, Nazi euthanasia, Disability, Fascism, Memorials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262786
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262786.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanne C. Knittel, author
Utrecht University