Now that school is (thankfully) winding down, I have started my giant reading list for my summer programs. Honestly, I love this kind of stuff because I am an academic at heart (& soul) but without this kind of professional development in the summer my mind would just waste away watching Netflix or something else stupid. But oh boy I know this program on the Holocaust is going to be emotional! It was difficult just reading some of the articles & books below especially after visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp but it’s important to look at things this atrocious head on and fully aware.
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So here’s the general reading list I’ve been working on for the NEH Holocaust through Visual Cultures Summer Institute:
- The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art & Culture by Samantha Baskind
- The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
- “Life before Auschwitz” by Monica Bohm-Duchen & “‘Create Her World A New’: Seven Dilemmas in Re-presenting Charlotte Salome” by Mary Felstiner in Reading Charlotte Salomon
- Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner
- Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes
- “Marked by Memory: Feminists Reflections on Trauma and Transmission” by Marianne Hirsch in Extremities: Trauma, Testimonies, and Community
- “An Ethnic Conscious,” “Ethnic Revival and Racist Anxiety” & “The Swastika in the Heart of the Youth” in The Nazi Conscience by Claudia Koonz
- Revolutionary Beauty: Racial Montagues of John Heartfield by Sabine T. Kriebel
- Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937
- “Part III: Accommodation Realized” in Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany by Jonathan Petropoulos
- The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich
- “Regarding the Pain of Women: Gender and the Arts of Holocaust Memory” in The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between by James E. Young