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For me, home wasn't a freezer : Works of postmemory in Israeli Shoah documentaries

Sögaard, Martina LU (2015) JUDK02 20142
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to examine how the Shoah affects Israeli society today and deals with the construction of identity and collective memory of the Post-Shoah generations in Israel. The study analyzes three Israeli documentary films through the theory of Marianne Hirsch’s “postmemory”. These films are The Flat (2011), Six Million and One (2011), and Defamation (2009). The essay cast its light on themes that seems to penetrate the modern Israeli society. It discusses “The German problem” – resentment and struggle against the German culture, how the Post-Shoah generations try to repair the holes in their family history and lastly “The Cultural Trauma” that pervades the Israeli society. To analyze the documentaries I have used a... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to examine how the Shoah affects Israeli society today and deals with the construction of identity and collective memory of the Post-Shoah generations in Israel. The study analyzes three Israeli documentary films through the theory of Marianne Hirsch’s “postmemory”. These films are The Flat (2011), Six Million and One (2011), and Defamation (2009). The essay cast its light on themes that seems to penetrate the modern Israeli society. It discusses “The German problem” – resentment and struggle against the German culture, how the Post-Shoah generations try to repair the holes in their family history and lastly “The Cultural Trauma” that pervades the Israeli society. To analyze the documentaries I have used a hermeneutic text interpretation, but also highlighted how the directors use photography in order to create collective memory and identity. The documentaries show that the Post-Shoah generations construct their collective memory and Jewish identity through family, photography and trips of return to Europe. (Less)
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author
Sögaard, Martina LU
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JUDK02 20142
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Collective memory, Shoah, Second generation, Third generation, documentary, postmemory, Israel, identity
language
English
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5044235
date added to LUP
2015-02-05 09:35:49
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to examine how the Shoah affects Israeli society today and deals with the construction of identity and collective memory of the Post-Shoah generations in Israel. The study analyzes three Israeli documentary films through the theory of Marianne Hirsch’s “postmemory”. These films are The Flat (2011), Six Million and One (2011), and Defamation (2009). The essay cast its light on themes that seems to penetrate the modern Israeli society. It discusses “The German problem” – resentment and struggle against the German culture, how the Post-Shoah generations try to repair the holes in their family history and lastly “The Cultural Trauma” that pervades the Israeli society. To analyze the documentaries I have used a hermeneutic text interpretation, but also highlighted how the directors use photography in order to create collective memory and identity. The documentaries show that the Post-Shoah generations construct their collective memory and Jewish identity through family, photography and trips of return to Europe.},
  author       = {Sögaard, Martina},
  keyword      = {Collective memory,Shoah,Second generation,Third generation,documentary,postmemory,Israel,identity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {For me, home wasn't a freezer : Works of postmemory in Israeli Shoah documentaries},
  year         = {2015},
}