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The Construction of Evil and the Violence of Purification  

David Frankfurter

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter explores the construction of evil and the strategies of violence in purification. Prurient fascination and righteous revulsion both recreate and repel each other, developing ... More

German Documents and Diaries  

Peter Fritzsche

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article shows that German government offices and private diarists and correspondents kept widely scattered but extensive records of the unfolding of the ‘Final Solution’. Anti-Jewish ... More

The Humanities  

Berel Lang

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article begins by emphasizing that the concepts of truth, fact, and verifiability — mainstays in the modern history of the humanities as well as of science — came under the increasing ... More

Jews' Diaries and Chronicles  

Amos Goldberg

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Diary and memoir writing by Jews was the most significant and typical literary phenomenon of the Holocaust period. This article shows that Jews from almost all ages and cultural ... More

The Legends of the “Assassins” in News Coverage of Muslims  

Karim H. Karim

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The portrayal of Muslims in the news did not become salient only after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this has been a long-standing issue that has acquired increasing ... More

Literature  

Sara R. Horowitz

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article discusses the development of literature of the Holocaust since World War II and endorses a broad definition of Holocaust literature that embraces a range of genres, subject ... More

Religion and Violence from Literary Perspectives  

Margo Kitts

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates how violence gets into religious texts and how it gets out of them, into action. Religious literatures clearly help to provide archives of cosmologies, memories, ... More

Violent Death in Religious Imagination  

Margo Kitts

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter reviews the selected religious myths of violent death under three rubrics: when death is primordially wrong; when violent death is cosmically right; and when violent death, ... More

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