The Resource Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin

Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin

Label
Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany
Title
Through amateur eyes
Title remainder
film and photography in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Frances Guerin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We have seen the films of professionals and propagandists celebrate Adolf Hitler, his SS henchmen, and the Nazi Party. But what of the documentary films and photographs of amateurs, soldiers, and others involved in the war effort who were simply going about their lives amid death and destruction? And what of the films and photographs that want us to believe there was no death and destruction? This book asks how such images have shaped our memories and our memorialization of World War II and the Holocaust. Frances Guerin considers the implications of amateur films and photographs taken by soldiers, bystanders, resistance workers, and others in Nazi Germany. Her book explores how photographs taken by soldiers and bystanders on the Eastern Front, depictions of everyday life in the Lodz ghetto, and home movies and family albums of Hitler's mistress Eva Braun, among others, can challenge the conventional idea that such images reflect Nazi ideology because they are taken by perpetrators and sympathizers. Through Amateur Eyes upsets our expectations and demonstrates how these images can be understood as chillingly unrehearsed images of war, trauma, and loss. Many of these images have been reused--often unacknowledged--in contemporary narratives memorializing World War II: museum exhibitions, made-for-television documentaries, documentary films, and the Internet. Guerin shows how modern uses of these images often reinforce well-rehearsed narratives of cultural memory. She offers a critical new perspective on how we can incorporate such still and moving images into processes of witnessing the traumas of the past in the present moment."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.430943/09044
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DD253
LC item number
.G844 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: alternate perspectives from Nazi Germany -- 1. Witnessing from a distance, remembering from afar: how to see amateur images -- 2. On the Eastern Front with the German army -- 3. The privilege and possibility of color: the case of Walter Genewein's photographs -- 4. Europe at war in color and motion -- 5. At home, at play, on vacation with Eva Braun: from the Berghof to YouTube and the imperative to remember
Control code
ocn777565747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 342 pages [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816678532
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/cttbrbbb
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not applicable
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.b2608644x
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777565747
  • pebcs0816678537

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