A Past Without Shadow: Constructing the Past in German Books by Zohar Shavit

By Zohar Shavit

A previous with no Shadow examines 50 years of German kid's books during which the darkest horrors of the 3rd Reich have commonly remained hidden. The horrors of the 3rd Reich are systematically screened and filtered, permitting the darker, bleaker elements of background to flee illumination. right here Zohar Shavit explores 345 German books for kids describing the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust, and unearths a stunning distortion of the prior: a recurrent narrative which implies that the Germans themselves had no hand within the discomfort inflicted at the Jews. those books, Shavit argues, have created the fake ancient lesson that the true sufferers of Hitler's crimes have been the German humans themselves.

First released to nice acclaim in Hebrew and now on hand in English, this booklet is a serious warning call for an individual serious about German kid's literature and its accountability to previous and future.

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