Capturing the intangible: holocaust survivor testimonies held in the Jewish holocaust museum and research centre, Melbourne
Langfield, Michele 2006, Capturing the intangible: holocaust survivor testimonies held in the Jewish holocaust museum and research centre, Melbourne, Oral history association of Australia journal, no. 28, pp. 7-13.
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This paper provides an analysis of aspects of a significant videotestimony project that raises and discusses challenging issues about the factors influencing the telling of Holocaust testimonies and about the messages conveyed through those testimonies. It sets research questions which specifically look at the nature and role of video testimonies, including comparisons to non-video forms of oral history, and argues for what is 'new, different and significant about video testimonies' of Holocaust survivors. The analysis focuses on the nature, structure, messages and experiences shared (and those silenced) through the testimonies. In particular, it argues for the significance of video testimonies as a new means of capturing intangible cultural heritage.
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220404 Jewish Studies 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
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