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Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance

Debarati Sanyal


Since World War II, French and Francophone literature and film have repeatedly sought not to singularize the Holocaust as the paradigm of historical trauma but rather to connect its memory to other memories of violence, especially those of colonialism. These works produced a “memory-in-complicity” that implicates different regimes of violence throughout history as well as different subject positions, such as victim, perpetrator, witness, and reader/spectator. Examining a range of works from Albert Camus, Primo Levi, Alain Resnais, and Jean-Paul Sartre to Jonathan Littell, Assia Djebar, Giorgio ... More

Keywords: memory, complicity, ethics, aesthetics, Holocaust, colonialism, France, Algeria, terror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823265473
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debarati Sanyal, author
University of California, Berkeley