Download PDF by Zohar Shavit: A Past Without Shadow (Children's Literature and Culture)

By Zohar Shavit

ISBN-10: 0203334558

ISBN-13: 9780203334553

ISBN-10: 0415969247

ISBN-13: 9780415969246

A earlier with out Shadow examines 50 years of German kid's books within which the darkest horrors of the 3rd Reich have usually remained hidden. The horrors of the 3rd Reich are systematically screened and filtered, permitting the darker, bleaker elements of heritage to flee illumination. the following Zohar Shavit explores 345 German books for kids describing the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust, and unearths a surprising distortion of the earlier: a recurrent narrative which implies that the Germans themselves had no hand within the discomfort inflicted at the Jews. those books, Shavit argues, have created the fake old lesson that the genuine sufferers of Hitler's crimes have been the German humans themselves. First released to nice acclaim in Hebrew and now to be had in English, this booklet is a serious warning call for an individual taken with German kid's literature and its accountability to earlier and destiny.

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This certainly indicates a desire among the cultural elite to stimulate public discussion on the topic and to support and promote such texts. Yet winning a prize did not always guarantee successful distribution. Conversely, books that enjoyed huge success and had a major impact within the discourse on children’s literature did not always garner prestigious prizes. For example, Hans Peter Richter’s Damals war es Friedrich (Friedrich), published in 1961, failed to win any prizes (although it was short-listed).

7). This conception of children’s texts legitimized an entire series of topics previously considered taboo, which included the horrors of the Third Reich, conforming naturally with prevailing notions of what was permissible and desirable. The first manifestation of this shift was the attempt, by German children’s literature, to confront the persecution of the Jews, coupled with an influx of autobiographical books. A past without shadow 14 At this stage, in Dahrendorf ‘s view, the first fissure appeared in the wall of silence in German literature for children and its exclusive fixation on German suffering (Dahrendorf and Shavit 1988, p.

Only in the early 1960s was there any change in the subject matter of children’s literature, evincing a much greater degree of readiness to address topics of a political nature. The Second Period, 1960–1970 The early 1960s were marked by profound changes in the political climate in Germany. The 1958 Ulm trials on the one hand and the 1959 anti-Semitic incidents on the other (including the attack on a Cologne synagogue in January 1960 and the smearing of swastikas on walls across Germany), as well as the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem in 1961– 1962 and the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt in 1963–1965, all served to remove the shroud covering Germany’s recent past, which the public historical discourse in Germany had sought to conceal and bury.

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