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Rethinking Holocaust Justice

Essays across Disciplines

Edited by Norman J. W. Goda

352 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-697-3 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (December 2017)

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Reviews

“This volume is a tremendously exciting and thought-provoking exploration of understudied aspects of Holocaust justice. It fills a major lacuna in the literature.” · Katrin Paehler, author of The Third Reich's Intelligence Services: The Career of Walter Schellenberg

“This is an exceptional collection. It assembles interesting and often methodologically innovative chapters that contribute genuinely new knowledge to the field of Holocaust justice.” · Hilary Earl, Nipissing University

Description

Since the end of World War II, the ongoing efforts aimed at criminal prosecution, restitution, and other forms of justice in the wake of the Holocaust have constituted one of the most significant episodes in the history of human rights and international law. As such, they have attracted sustained attention from historians and legal scholars. This edited collection substantially enlarges the topical and disciplinary scope of this burgeoning field, exploring such varied subjects as literary analysis of Hannah Arendt’s work, the restitution case for Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, and the ritualistic aspects of criminal trials.

Norman J. W. Goda is the Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida. His books include The Holocaust: Europe, the World, and the Jews 1918-1945 (2013), Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War (2007), and the edited volume Jewish Histories of the Holocaust: New Transnational Approaches (2014).

Subject: Genocide Studies Postwar History Jewish Studies



Contents

Figures
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
A Note on Editing

Introduction
Norman J.W. Goda

PART I: LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS APPROACHES TO HOLOCAUST JUSTICE

Chapter 1. Before the Law: The Poetics of Justice in Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem
Eric Kligerman

Chapter 2. Criminal Trials as Rituals of Purification
Katharina von Kellenbach

PART II: TESTIMONY AND NARRATIVE

Chapter 3. What Kind of Narrative is Legal Testimony? Terezín Witnesses Before of Czechoslovak, Austrian, and German Courts
Anna Hájková

Chapter 4. 
A Morality of Evil:
Nazi Ethics and the Defense Strategies of German Perpetrators
Kerstin von Lingen

PART III: APPROACHES TO JUSTICE IN THE KILLING FIELDS

Chapter 5. The “Second Wave” of Soviet Justice: The 1960s War Crimes Trials
Alexander V. Prusin

Chapter 6. “Not quite Klaus Barbie, but in that Category” Mykola Lebed, the CIA, and the Airbrushing of the Past
Per Anders Rudling

Chapter 7. Convicting the Cog: The Munich Trial of John Demjanjuk
Lawrence Douglas

PART IV: RETHINKING APPROACHES TO HOLOCAUST RESTITUTION

Chapter 8. Reparations, Victims, and Trauma in the Wake of the Holocaust
Regula Ludi

Chapter 9. Achieving a Measure of Justice and Writing Holocaust History through US Restitution Litigation
Michael J. Bazyler

Chapter 10. The Fortunate Possessor: The Case of Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze
Sophie Lillie

PART V: RETURNING TO NUREMBERG

Chapter 11. Judging from Without: German Clergy, Public Pressure, and Postwar Justice
JonDavid K. Wyneken

Chapter 12. Rough Justice and the US Approach to War Crimes Prosecution: Dachau, Guantanamo Bay, and the Nuremberg Exception
Tomaz Jardim

Index

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