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Rescreening Perpetrator Images: Witnessing the Past in A Film Unfinished and Photographer

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... and The Specialist,” in Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents—Aesthetics—Memory, eds. David Bathrick, Brad Prager, Michael D. Richardson (Rochester, NY: Camden House,2008),211–38; here, 225. This is, of course, the theme of The Specialist:...

Introduction

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... numbers of Jews to the camps so that Theresienstadt would appear to be sufficiently livable.For background on the propaganda film, see Brad Prager, “Interpreting the Visible Traces of Theresienstadt,” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 7, 2...

Family Issues: Oedipal Confrontations in 2 or 3 Things I Know about Him and The Flat

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Although Claude Lanzmann can hardly be said to have invented the investigative documentary interview, and impactful interviews had already appeared earlier, in films by Jean Rouch and Marcel Ophüls, among others, Shoah is remarkable...

Touring Sites: Revisiting the Concentration Camps in KZ and Martin

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Shoah (1985) Claude Lanzmann’s camera surveys, among other locations, the sites of former death camps. At times, the director lingers silently on apparently empty spaces, now and again nearing well-known locations, including the ruins...

Conclusion

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In one particularly fascinating sequence in Lanzmann’s documentary Sobibor (2001), survivor Yehuda Lerner, who participated in a prisoners’ uprising at the Sobibor extermination camp, tells a memorable story about the moments immediately...

Mediated Memories: The Influence of Spielberg’s Hollywood Hit on Inheritance and Spielberg’s List

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

2

... the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory, eds. David Brad Prager Bathrick and Michael D. Richardson (Rochester, NY: Camden House,2008),162–84; here, 172–3. The use of black and white recalls film noir and expressionism, yet World War...

Forgiveness on Film: Resentment and Reconciliation in Forgiving Dr. Mengele and Landscapes of Memory: The Life of Ruth Klüger

Brad Prager

Brad Prager is Associate Professor of German and a member of the Program in Film Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (2007) and Aesthetic Vision and German Romanticism: Writing Images (2007). He is also the coeditor of a volume on Visual Studies and the Holocaust entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008), as well as of a recent volume on contemporary German cinema, and is the editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to Werner Herzog(2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After the Fact : The Holocaust in 21st Century Documentary Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Chanoch Ze’evi’s documentary Hitler’s Children (2011), Rainer Höss, the grandson of the murderous Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss, visits the site of the former Auschwitz camp. Accompanied by the Israeli journalist Eldad Beck, Höss...