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The Buchenwald child : truth, fiction, and propaganda, Bill Niven

Label
The Buchenwald child : truth, fiction, and propaganda
Title
The Buchenwald child
Title remainder
truth, fiction, and propaganda
Statement of responsibility
Bill Niven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A key strand in the Buchenwald narrative was the tale of the rescue by communist prisoners of a three-year-old Jewish prisoner, Stefan Jerzy Zweig. His story became a powerful focus for the country's celebration of its antifascist past. Bruno Apitz's novel Naked among Wolves, which describes Zweig's rescue, was published in 1958 and became an immediate bestseller. It was later adapted into a highly successful cinema film, and became a staple of the school curriculum. In 1963, a campaign to find Zweig - by this time a grown man - met with success when he was located in Lyon and offered the chance to study in the GDR." "Bill Niven sets out to establish what really happened to Zweig in Buchenwald. How was he protected by adult prisoners, and at what price? (There is evidence that a Sinto boy was sent to Auschwitz in Zweig's place, perhaps as a result of the influence of the communist prisoners, evidence that was suppressed in the GDR.) Niven explores how Zweig's story was presented in East Germany and examines what that reveals about the country's understanding - and use of - the Nazi past and the Holocaust. He then examines the postunification reception of Zweig's story: in a unified Germany dominated by west Germans, the GDR's deployment of the story has come in for heavy criticism - which in turn serves the politicized end of condemning East Germany's approach to the Nazi past."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niven, William John
Dewey number
940.53/15092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.5.B83
LC item number
N58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Zweig, Stefan Jerzy
  • Apitz, Bruno
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Anti-fascist movements
  • Collective memory
Label
The Buchenwald child : truth, fiction, and propaganda, Bill Niven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71348681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781571133397
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71348681
Label
The Buchenwald child : truth, fiction, and propaganda, Bill Niven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71348681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781571133397
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71348681

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