After the Holocaust: Facing the Nazi past in British and international perspective—an interview with David Cesarani

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Allwork Larissa 2019. After the Holocaust: Facing the Nazi past in British and international perspective—an interview with David Cesarani. in: Palgrave Macmillan.
AuthorsAllwork Larissa
Abstract

This chapter focuses on Gerhard Richter’s Uncle Rudi (1965) and Mr Heyde (1965) and Gustav Metzger’s Historic Photographs series (1995–1998) in order to present a new interpretation of how these artists perform the photograph in order to provoke cultural rather than legal confrontations with Nazi criminality. Rejecting Holocaust representational pieties in favour of the reinterpretation of the Duchampian ‘Readymade’ in the case of Richter, and Dada’s anti-aesthetics of destruction and revulsion in Metzger’s, this chapter will argue that Richter’s oblique pose of the ‘anti-ideological artist’ and Metzger’s more overt performance of the ‘subversive social activist’ are part of important social and cultural processes of confronting Nazi criminality. These types of cultural reckonings were recognized as important in David Cesarani’s edited collection, After Eichmann: Collective Memory and the Holocaust after 1961 (2005).

KeywordsDavid Cesarani, Holocaust, Jewish studies
Year2019
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN9783030286743
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28675-0
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624878
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Publication dates25 Nov 2019
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Accepted2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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