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The Holocaust's Ghost

Writings on Art, Politics, Law and Education

A powerful collection of commentary on the Holocaust by international writers from nine disciplines. The volume forms a response to the Holocaust's demands on memory and on thought, and is an occasion to encounter the Holocaust both as history and as possibility. Contributors provided essays on art, politics, law, and education. The 38 contributors include: Stephen Feinstein, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Carol Ann Reed, Director, Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto; Sid Chafetz, artist and professor of art; Henry Friedlander, professor of history, Brooklyn College; David M. Crowe, professor of history, Elon College; Mark Osiel, professor of law, University of Iowa; James E. Young, professor of English and Judaic studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Sybil Milton, Vice-President, Independent Experts: Switzerland-World War II; and Zygmunt Bauman, emeritus professor of sociology, University of Leeds. The book has won several awards, including the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, Second Place, to copyeditor Carol Berger.

About the Authors

F.C. DeCoste was a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. Bernard Schwartz is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.


".the most impressive compendium of Holocaust scholarship ever published in Canada." Alan MacEachern, University Affairs

".an extremely important and lucid contribution to the study of the Holocaust. We congratulate you both on this impressive achievement." Selection Committee, The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award in Holocaust History

".illustrates the best of scholarly publishing." Selection Committee, Scholarly Book of the Year Award

"Like a painful intellectual buffet, this massive text has something for everyone.. there is much to ponder here; much to shudder over; much to move us to rage, action and resolve." Allan Gould, Edmonton Journal.

"an important contribution toward our comprehension of an event so horrific that it stands alone in our culture and memory.. the reader who is prepared to make the effort will come away a richer person." (Robert Wiersema, Quill & Quire)

"This collection. contains thirty-five thought-provoking essays by renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, whose common aim is to examine the Holocaust phenomenon and its legacies. Their conclusions, while thoughtful and engaging, are also provocative and sometimes disturbing.... The Holocaust's Ghost is highly recommended reading." - Hilary C. Earl, University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 2001/2002, Letters in Canada, vol 71:1

"This book is a must for any collection of materials on the Holocaust and an important addition to books on modern Jewish history and culture." Michlean Amir, Association of Jewish Libraries, Sept/Oct 2001

"This collection accomplishes the editors' goal of exploring the Holocaust as both history and a pedagogical possibility.... Overall, this is an excellent book and a welcome addition to any thoughtful reader's library." Candice Augustyn, Saskatchewan Law Review 2002

"The value of this book as a guide to educators, historians, legal scholars, and lay persons is incalculable. The breadth and density of the subject matter is formidable, and ... enriches our knowledge of the Shoah and encourages new areas of scholarship and pedagogy." Bernard Weinstein, Journal of Genocide Research, September 2002

"This volume ventures to raise courageous, sometimes controversial questions about memory and the past and in doing so contributes to our understanding of the Holocaust and its legacy. It is recommended for all law libraries, Holocaust studies programs, and liberal arts collections." Susan Lee Pentlin, German Studies Review 27/2
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