Reframing Holocaust Testimony by Noah ShenkerReframing Holocaust Testimony by Noah Shenker

Reframing Holocaust Testimony

byNoah Shenker

Paperback | August 3, 2015

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Institutions that have collected video testimonies from the few remaining Holocaust survivors are grappling with how to continue their mission to educate and commemorate. Noah Shenker calls attention to the ways that audiovisual testimonies of the Holocaust have been mediated by the institutional histories and practices of their respective archives. Shenker argues that testimonies are shaped not only by the encounter between interviewer and interviewee, but also by technical practices and the testimony process. He analyzes the ways in which interview questions, the framing of the camera, and curatorial and programming preferences impact how Holocaust testimony is molded, distributed, and received.

Noah Shenker is 6a Foundation Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University.
Title:Reframing Holocaust TestimonyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 3, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253017130

ISBN - 13:9780253017130

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Table of Contents

1. Testimonies from the Grassroots: The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
2. The Centralization of Holocaust Testimony: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
3. The Cinematic Origins and the Digital Future of the USC Shoah Foundation
4. Telling and Retelling Holocaust Testimonies
Conclusion: Documenting Testimonies of Genocide through the Lens of the Holocaust

Editorial Reviews

[Shenker's] work contributes substantially to testimony studies, and, one hopes, will spark new debates.