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Teaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture
Natasha Goldman, Bowdoin College

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"Holocaust Museums: Generating Knowledge through Aesthetic Spaces" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "Holocaust Museums: Generating Knowledge through Aesthetic Spaces"
Author: Natasha Goldman
Abstract: National sites of Holocaust memory are often the travel destinations of myriad school children. This paper examines how aesthetic spaces can reinforce or undermine the educational goals of Holocaust memorials and museums. Aesthetic spaces in the Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum serve as case studies in how aesthetic spaces can speak to and about educational aims of memorial exhibitions. Artists and architects include Richard Serra, Peter Eisenman, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Le Witt, and Joel Schapiro.
Date: 12/18/19
Conference Name: Association Jewish Studies 2019