Screening women’s complicity in the holocaust : the problems of judgement and representation

Brown, Adam 2012, Screening women’s complicity in the holocaust : the problems of judgement and representation, Holocaust studies : a journal of culture and history, vol. 17, no. 2-3, Autumn / Winter, pp. 75-98.

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Title Screening women’s complicity in the holocaust : the problems of judgement and representation
Author(s) Brown, Adam
Journal name Holocaust studies : a journal of culture and history
Volume number 17
Issue number 2-3
Season Autumn / Winter
Start page 75
End page 98
Total pages 24
Publisher Vallentine Mitchell
Place of publication Edgware, England
Publication date 2012-08-30
ISSN 1750-4902
1359-1371
Keyword(s) holocaust
women
Summary This essay analyses the representation of female perpetrators in Holocaust fiction films, particularly in relation to the persecution of prisoners in the Nazi camps. The screening of women in general, and female perpetrators in particular, is shown to be problematic due to their frequent marginalisation and the gendered, voyeuristic ways in which women's bodies are often objectified in Holocaust films. While the actions of female perpetrators and their depiction in films pose acute problems of judgement and representation that need to be acknowledged, it is argued that films have the potential to effectively explore the issue of women's complicity in the Holocaust.
Notes 2012 published as a book chapter in Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film (Vallentine Mitchell)
Language eng
Field of Research 200101 Communication Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049829

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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