By Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich
In Holocaust reminiscence Reframed, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich examines representations in 3 museums: Israel’s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany’s Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the USA Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She describes numerous visually awesome media, together with structure, images shows, artifact screens, and video installations with the intention to clarify the classy thoughts that the museums hire. As she translates the indicates, Hansen-Glucklich clarifies how museums converse Holocaust narratives in the old and cultural contexts particular to Germany, Israel, and the U.S.. In Yad Vashem, architect Moshe Safdie built a story suited to Israel, rooted in a redemptive, Zionist tale of homecoming to a spot of mythic geography and renewal, not like loss of life and anguish in exile. within the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Daniel Libeskind’s structure, damaged strains, and voids emphasize absence. right here shows converse a conflicted ideology, torn among the lack of a Jewish prior and the country’s present multicultural ethos. the us Holocaust Memorial Museum provides yet one more lens, conveying via its shows a feeling of sacrifice that's a part of the civil values of yank democracy, and attempting to conquer geographic and temporal distance. One well-know instance, the pile of millions of boots plundered from focus camp sufferers encourages the customer to bridge the space among viewer and victim.
Hansen-Glucklich explores how each one museum’s proposal of the sacred shapes the layout and choreography of holiday makers’ studies inside of museum areas. those areas are websites of pilgrimage which may in flip result in rites of passage.
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