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What I See (Not): Decoding the Visual in Soviet Holocaust Narratives

Fri, November 11, 8:00 to 9:45am CST (8:00 to 9:45am CST), The Palmer House Hilton, Floor: 7th Floor, LaSalle 5

Session Submission Type: Panel

Brief Description

Our knowledge of the Holocaust draws on visual and verbal texts ranging from photos to testimonies to artwork to literature. In these texts, the borders between the documentary and the fictional often merge. Considering sketches of military artists and documentary photoshoots, letters, short stories, and novels, this panel explores the role and function of seeing across different Holocaust texts. Panelists will also analyze ethical challenges and ideological contexts of depicting and representing Holocaust in the USSR.

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