Preserving Memory

Preserving Memory Since Its First Year In 1993, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Has Attracted Than 15 Millino Visitors, Sometimes At The Rate Of 10,000 A Day, Each Of Whom Has Walked Away With An Indelible Impression Of Awe In The Face Of The Unimaginable This Lively, Honest, Behind The Scenes Account Details The Emotionally Complex Fifteen Year Struggle Surrounding The Museum S Birth. If there s something we can all get together on, it should probably be that the Holocaust sucked, and we should both remember and respect that Right So you would think As it turns out, it isn t exactly, entirely that simple.In creating America s Holocaust Museum, all of the above things were considered But as Linenthal explains there were a lot of issues defining exactly what all of those things meant Linenthal describes the evolution of the museum, from its beginning mandate during the Car If there s something we can all get together on, it should probably be that the Holocaust sucked, and we should both remember and respect that Right So you would think As it turns out, it isn t exactly, entirely that simple.In creating America s Holocaust Museum, all of the above things were considered But as Linenthal explains there were a lot of issues defining exactly what all of those things meant Linenthal describes the evolution of the museum, from its beginning mandate during the Carter administration touched off
Edward T Linenthal, Preserving Memory The Struggle to Create America s Holocaust Museum New York Penguin USA, 1995 27.95, U.S.A 36.99, Canada.First published in The Ecumenist.Throughout this spring, there have been several solemn commemorations marking the 50 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps In January, contention marked the Polish government s ceremonies of the Soviet liberation of the most notorious camp, Auschwitz Birkenau Jewish groups contended that Lech Walesa s Edward T Linenthal, Preserving Memory The Struggle to Create America s Holocaust Museum New Yo
This is an extensive overview of the process of creating the Holocaust Museum I am really glad I didn t read this back in the fall when it was first suggested to me, because knowing something about exhibit design and development makes this infinitelyinteresting I imagine large portions could be dry and boring if I didn t have a sense of context and perspective It s fascinating to see what happens when budget is essentially unlimited and politics are the dominant force There s a range This is an extensive overview of the process of
Linenthal s take on how Holocaust history was produced and protected or challenged by various stakeholders in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is informative His assertion that The Holocaust offers America a particular kind of redemption narrative that serves national needs regarding the re visioning of our role in WWII is compelling However, he doesn t fully explore the history that redemption narratives allow us to avoid i.e., the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Admittedly, t Linenthal s take on how Holocaust history was produced and protected or challenged by various stakeholders in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is informative His assertion that The Holocaust offers America a particular kind of redemption narrat
Informative and interesting Can t say much yet as for any political bias in Linenthal s presentation of the events leading up to the opening of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, but this certainly allowed me to appreciate the amount of planning, discussion, contention, revision, and political philosophical struggle that went into the creation of this place Particularly fascinating was the chapter on the process of deciding which Holocaust artifacts to inc
I read this book before working at USHMM and then a few years after I had been there, once I knew the people involved Linenthal really explains the background of planning, designing and building a Holocaust museum in the US and all the difficulties, political and otherwise, involved When I worked at USHMM, I always encouraged people to read it because the context of the building and its place on the Natl Mall and in national consciousness, plus the debates and struggles that went into making I read this book before working at USHMM and then a few years after I had been there, once I knew the people involved Linenthal really explains the background of planning, designing and building a Holocaust museum in the US and all the difficulties, political and otherwise, involved When I worked at USHMM, I always encouraged people to re
This book gives the reader a great insight into how the Holocaust Museum in DC was conceived and created It s amazing how much thought went into every minute detail of this structure and it s permanent exhibition Because of the subject matter, it was a Museum that cou
Linenthal s book is a near perfect work of public historical analysis He is sensitive to every nuance of his subject matter, from the problem of narrative a drive toward redemption, or at least satisfying closure to an acknowledgment of museum st
I enjoyed this a lotthan I thought I would You d think deciding how to create a Holocaust museum would be pretty straightforward but this book reveals just how difficult it was A lot of the debates had me really frustrated, but I enjoy a book that can get a strong reaction from me who doesn t. Linenthal s Preserving Memory delves into the backstory of building America s Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C Describes how practically everything about the museum was contested from its location on the Washington Mall, to which victims it

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  • 336 pages
  • Preserving Memory
  • Edward Tabor Linenthal
  • English
  • 02 November 2017
  • 0231124074