Zohar Shavit's A Past Without Shadow: Constructing the Past in German Books PDF

By Zohar Shavit

A prior with out Shadow examines 50 years of German kid's books during which the darkest horrors of the 3rd Reich have in many instances remained hidden. The horrors of the 3rd Reich are systematically screened and filtered, permitting the darker, bleaker elements of heritage to flee illumination. the following Zohar Shavit explores 345 German books for kids describing the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust, and reveals a stunning distortion of the prior: a recurrent narrative which implies that the Germans themselves had no hand within the pain inflicted at the Jews. those books, Shavit argues, have created the fake historic lesson that the genuine sufferers of Hitler's crimes have been the German humans themselves.

First released to nice acclaim in Hebrew and now on hand in English, this booklet is a warning call for someone excited by German kid's literature and its accountability to prior and future.

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