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The Resource Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin

Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin

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Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany
Title
Through amateur eyes
Title remainder
film and photography in Nazi Germany
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Frances Guerin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. Frances Guerin considers the implications of amateur films and photographs taken by soldiers, bystanders, resistance workers, and others in Nazi Germany. Her book explores how photographs taken by soldiers and bystanders on the Eastern Front, depictions of everyday life in the Lodz ghetto, and home movies and family albums of Hitler's mistress Eva Braun, among others, can challenge the conventional idea that such images reflect Nazi ideology because they are taken by perpetrators and sympathizers. Through Amateur Eyes upsets our expectations and demonstrates how these images can be understood as chillingly unrehearsed images of war, trauma, and loss. Many of these images have been reused--often unacknowledged--in contemporary narratives memorializing World War II: museum exhibitions, made-for-television documentaries, documentary films, and the Internet. Guerin shows how modern uses of these images often reinforce well-rehearsed narratives of cultural memory. She offers a critical new perspective on how we can incorporate such still and moving images into processes of witnessing the traumas of the past in the present moment."--
  • " 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. Frances Guerin considers the implications of amateur films and photographs taken by soldiers, bystanders, resistance workers, and others in Nazi Germany.Her book explores how photographs taken by soldiers and bystanders on the Eastern Front, depictions of everyday life in the Lodz ghetto, and home movies and family albums of Hitler's mistress Eva Braun, among others, can challenge the conventional idea that such images reflect Nazi ideology because they are taken by perpetrators and sympathizers. Through Amateur Eyes upsets our expectations and demonstrates how these images can be understood as chillingly unrehearsed images of war, trauma, and loss.Many of these images have been reused--often unacknowledged--in contemporary narratives memorializing World War II: museum exhibitions, made-for-television documentaries, documentary films, and the Internet. Guerin shows how modern uses of these images often reinforce well-rehearsed narratives of cultural memory. She offers a critical new perspective on how we can incorporate such still and moving images into processes of witnessing the traumas of the past in the present moment. "--
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Guerin, Frances
Dewey number
791.430943/09044
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DD253
LC item number
.G844 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Vernacular photography
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • ART / Film & Video
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / History
  • HISTORY / Jewish
Label
Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Alternate perspectives from Nazi Germany -- Witnessing from a distance, remembering from afar : how to see amateur images -- On the Eastern Front with the German army -- The privilege and possibility of color : the case of Walter Genewein's photographs -- Europe at war in color and motion -- At home, at play, on vacation with Eva Braun : from the Berghof to YouTube and the imperative to remember
Control code
719427924
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 342 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816670079
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2011030505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)719427924
Label
Through amateur eyes : film and photography in Nazi Germany, Frances Guerin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: Alternate perspectives from Nazi Germany -- Witnessing from a distance, remembering from afar : how to see amateur images -- On the Eastern Front with the German army -- The privilege and possibility of color : the case of Walter Genewein's photographs -- Europe at war in color and motion -- At home, at play, on vacation with Eva Braun : from the Berghof to YouTube and the imperative to remember
Control code
719427924
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 342 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816670079
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2011030505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)719427924

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