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Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany

Frances Guerin

Abstract

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. The book considers the implications of amateur films and photographs taken by soldiers, b ... More

Keywords: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Party, World War II, Holocaust, amateur films, photographs, soldiers, Lódz ghetto, trauma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670062
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670062.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances Guerin, author