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Berlin and the Holocaust

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780748627547
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652433 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0008
Berlin and the Holocaust

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This chapter explores Germany's response to the holocaust, examining the problem of how memorialisation might create a connection to the past without reinstating the Oedipal shadow of an original trauma. It suggests that the past is not so much a tangible terrain or a monumental time that acts as a warning or reminder both in the present and for future generations, but an admixture of times which affirm the present and future, and in so doing encourage a more nomadic subjectivity that identifies with a variety of subjectivities. The chapter discusses the limitations of the moulding of the landscape and re-empowering a community in order to respond to a shared loss.

Keywords: holocaust; Germany; memorialisation; Oedipal shadow; nomadic subjectivity; shared loss

Chapter.  9874 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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