Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death : : Reflections on Memory and Imagination / / Otto Dov Kulka.

Historian Otto Dov Kulka has dedicated his life to studying and writing about Nazism and the Holocaust. Until now he has always set to one side his personal experiences as a child inmate at Auschwitz. Breaking years of silence, Kulka brings together the personal and historical, in a devastating, at...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter DG and UP eBook Package 2000-2015
Place / Publishing House:Cambridge, MA : : Harvard University Press, , [2013]
Year of Publication:2013
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Physical Description:1 online resource (139 p.) :; 48 halftones
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death
  • 1. A Prologue that Could Also Be an Epilogue
  • 2. Between Theresienstadt and Auschwitz
  • 3. Final Liquidation of the ‘Family Camp’
  • 4. Autumn 1944: Auschwitz – Ghostly Metropolis
  • 5. Observations and Perplexities about Scenes in the Memory
  • 6. Three Poems from the Brink of the Gas Chambers
  • 7. Journey to the Satellite City of the Metropolis of Death
  • 8. Landscapes of a Private Mythology
  • 9. Rivers which Cannot be Crossed and the ‘Gate of the Law’
  • 10. In Search of History and Memory
  • Three Chapters from the Diaries
  • 11. Dream: Jewish Prague and the Great Death
  • 12. Doctor Mengele Frozen in Time
  • 13. God’s Grieving
  • Appendix: Ghetto in an Annihilation Camp: Jewish Social History in the Holocaust Period and its Ultimate Limits
  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes