Lawrence Baron. Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema (Book Review)Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications
Document TypeBook Review
AbstractProjecting the Holocaust is a valuable addition to extant scholarship on Holocaust cinema and offers a refreshingly inclusive and positive take on how feature films contribute to our understanding of history. In contrast to other surveys of Holocaust cinema, Baron includes films that focus on stories of perpetrators, non-Jewish victims, the experiences of the second generation, and neo-Nazi groups. This inclusivity is also evident in Baron's position that the Holocaust is not the property of specific countries or peoples and that its representation speaks to universal concerns about human civilization as well as to particular questions about national identities.
Bower, Kathrin M. Review of Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema by Lawrence Baron. German Studies Review 30, no. 3 (2007): 671-72.