Preserving Memory The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum

ISBN-10: 0231124074
ISBN-13: 9780231124072
Edition: 2001
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Description: Since it's opening in 1993, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more that 15 million visitors. This behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex 15-year struggle surrounding the museum's birth.

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Since it's opening in 1993, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more that 15 million visitors. This behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex 15-year struggle surrounding the museum's birth.

Preface: Violence and the American Landscape
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Locating Holocaust Memory in American Culture
The Decision to Remember
Who Owns the Memory? The Politics of Representation: The President's Commission on the Holocaust
Who Owns the Memory? The Politics of Representation: The United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Summary Reflections: The Volatility of Holocaust Memory
The Site of Holocaust Memory
Building Holocaust Memory
Embryonic Thoughts: The Commission's Museum
Beginnings: 1980-87
The End of the Wiesel Era and Beyond
Jeshajahu "Shaike" Weinberg and the Changing Nature of the Permanent Exhibition
Interior Space: The Mood of Memory
Personalizing the Story: Faces and Artifacts
Enduring Issues: Shaping the Boundaries of Memory
The Boundaries of Horror
The Boundaries of Representation: The Perpetrators
The Boundaries of Representation: An Artifact Out of Place
The Boundaries of Interpretation: Contested Issues and the Voice of the Exhibition
The Boundaries of Inclusion: Armenians and Gypsies
The Center and the Periphery of Holocaust Memory
Endings: The Lure of Redemption
Conclusion
Mobilizing Holocaust Memory
Burdensome Memory
Treacherous Memory
Murderous Memory
Hopeful Memory
Notes
Index

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