Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism and Beyond
Compromised Identities?

Edited by Professor Mary Fulbrook,Stefanie Rauch,Dr Stephanie Bird,Dr Bastiaan Willems

ISBN13: 9781350327771

Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format: Hardback

Published: 10/08/2023

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Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism and Beyond analyses perpetration and complicity under National Socialism and beyond. Contributors based in the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel and Chile reflect on self-understandings, representations and narratives of involvement in collective violence both at the time and later - a topic that remains highly relevant today. Using the notion of 'compromised identities' to think about contentious questions relating to empathy and complicity, this inter-disciplinary collection addresses the complex relationships between people's behaviours and self-understandings through and beyond periods of collective violence. Contributors explore the compromises that individuals, states and societies enter into both during and after such violence. Case studies highlight patterns of complicity and involvement in perpetration, and analyse how people's stories evolve under changing circumstances and through social interaction, using varying strategies of justification, denial and rationalisation. Each chapter also considers the ways in which contemporary responses and scholarly practices may be affected by engagement with perpetrator representations.
Introduction, Mary Fulbrook, Stefanie Rauch, Stephanie Bird and Bastiaan Willems (all University College London, UK) Part I. Theorizing Ambiguity, Compromise and Complexity 1. 'Compromised Identities?' and Compromising Forgiveness, Stephanie Bird (University College London, UK) 2. Complicity, Compliance, and Mobilisation for Violence, Mary Fulbrook (University College London, UK) 3. Complicities, Re-Presented: Literary Portrayals in Totalitarianism and Neoliberalism, Juliane Prade-Weiss (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany) 4. In Search of the Bystander: Some Reflections on the 'Social Turn' in Holocaust Studies, Christina Morina (University of Bielefeld, Germany) Part II. Confrontations with Violence 5. Studying East European Perpetrators: The Case of Belarus, Leonid Reid (International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Israel) 6. Masculinity and Complicity: Nazis, Christians, and Jews in the Holocaust, Thomas Kuhne (Clark University, USA) 7. Gender and Transgressive Violence in Postwar Accounts, Stefanie Rauch (University College London, UK) 8. Israeli National Narratives, Complicity, and Activism: Noam Chayut's 'The Girl who Stole my Holocaust' (2013) and Breaking the Silence, Nina Fischer (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) Part III. Law, Complicity and Perpetration 9. The Constitutive Role of Nazi Law: Constructing Complicity in the Third Reich, Simon Lavis (Open University, UK) 10. Public Execution in your Community: The Summary Courts of 1945 Germany, Bastiaan Willems (University College London, UK) 11. Excess and Normality: West German and Austrian Media and Nazi Crimes Trials from the 1960s to the 1980s, Christoph Thonfeld (Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Germany) 12. Pinochet's Accomplices: Perpetration, Complicity, and Institutional Culpability before the Chilean Court, Cath Collins (Ulster University, Northern Ireland), Francisco Bustos, and Francisco Ugas (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile) Part IV. Framing the Past 13. Impetus Recovered: Fascist Memory and the Hungarian Exile in Argentina, Zoltan Kekesi (TU Berlin, Germany) 14. Sex in the Shadow of Treblinka: Marital Relations and Culpability in Gitta Sereny's 'Into That Darkeness', Erin McGlothlin (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) 15. Rethinking Complicity: Zygmunt Bauman and Claude Lanzmann, Sue Vice (University of Sheffield, UK) 16. Empathetic Challenges: Representing and Performing Compromised and Uncompromised Identities in Contemporary Second World War and Holocaust Exhibitions, Stephan Jaeger (University of Manitoba, Canada) Conclusion, Mary Fulbrook, Stefanie Rauch, Stephanie Bird and Bastiaan Willems (all University College London, UK) Bibliography Index
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