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Remembering Who We Are in the Post-Holocaust Diaspora: Memory, Imagination, and Identity in the Work of Rafael Goldchain and Angela Grossmann

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Remembering Who We Are in the Post-Holocaust Diaspora: Memory, Imagination, and Identity in the Work of Rafael Goldchain and Angela Grossmann

Burstein, Amanda (2013) Remembering Who We Are in the Post-Holocaust Diaspora: Memory, Imagination, and Identity in the Work of Rafael Goldchain and Angela Grossmann. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The ways in which we remember the Holocaust individually and collectively remains a topic of critical consideration in the current day and age. Issues related to Holocaust memory have been taken up by scholars and artists alike, who question the role of remembering this history and its mediations. Examining the practices of contemporary artists Rafael Goldchain and Angela Grossmann, this thesis explores how imagined realities fit into to the processes of memory, and what their implications are for post-Holocaust art and life. The relationship between memory and the construction of personal identity is also taken up here, with a questioning of how memory (including imaginatively-mediated memory) becomes involved in the processes of personal, familial and cultural identification. This thesis will argue that alternative forms of memory work, with a focus upon imagining as remembering, are a necessary and productive means of working through the ongoing consequences of the events of the Holocaust, among the children and grandchildren of survivors who must negotiate their identities in relation to these personal and collective pasts.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Burstein, Amanda
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art History
Date:August 2013
Thesis Supervisor(s):Langford, Martha
ID Code:977924
Deposited By: AMANDA BURSTEIN
Deposited On:25 Nov 2013 16:47
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:45
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