Edited by Anne Kelly Knowles, Tim Cole, and Alberto Giordano
Indiana University Press, 2014
This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular places (the killing zones in the East, deportations from sites in Italy, the camps of Auschwitz, the ghettos of Budapest) and the intimate spaces of bodies on evacuation marches. Geographies of the Holocaust puts forward models and a research agenda for different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust by examining the spaces and places where it was enacted and experienced.
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Holocaust Landscapes is a book of genuine originality and imagination. The theme is the places of the Holocaust, the Holocaust as place-making event for both perpetrators and victims. Through special concepts such as distance and proximity, Professor Tim Cole tells the story of the Holocaust through a number of landscapes where genocide was implemented, experienced, and evaded--many of which have subsequently been forgotten in the post war world. Drawing on survivor's narratives, Holocaust Landscapes moves between a series of ordinary and extraordinary places and the people who inhabited them throughout the years of the Second World War.
Starting in Germany in the late 1930s, the book shifts chronologically and geographically westwards, ending in Germany in the final chaotic months of the war. These landscapes range from the most iconic (synagogue, ghetto, railroad, camp, attic) to less well known sites (forest, sea mountain, river, road, and displaced persons camp). Holocaust Landscapes provides a new perspective surrounding the shifting geographies and stories of this dark period in world history.
Berghan Books, 2009
Deportations by train were critical in the Nazis’ genocidal vision of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.” Historians have estimated that between 1941 and 1944 up to three million Jews were transported to their deaths in concentration and extermination camps. In his writings on the “Final Solution,” Raul Hilberg pondered the role of trains: “How can railways be regarded as anything more than physical equipment that was used, when the time came, to transport the Jews from various cities to shooting grounds and gas chambers in Eastern Europe?” This book explores the question by analyzing the victims’ experiences at each stage of forced relocation: the round-ups and departures from the ghettos, the captivity in trains, and finally, the arrival at the camps. Utilizing a variety of published memoirs and unpublished testimonies, the book argues that victims experienced the train journeys as mobile chambers, comparable in importance to the more studied, fixed locations of persecution, such as ghettos and camps.
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'The universe began shrinking,' wrote Elie Wiesel of his Holocaust experiences in Hungary, 'first we were supposed to leave our towns and concentrate in the larger cities. Then the towns shrank to the ghetto, and the ghetto to a house, the house to a room, the room to a cattle car...' Adopting an innovative multi-perspectival approach framed around a wide variety of material traces - from receipts to maps, name lists to photographs - Tim Cole tells stories of journeys into and out of Hungarian ghettos. These stories of the perpetrators who oversaw ghettoization and deportation, the bystanders who witnessed and aided these journeys, and the victims who undertook them reveal the spatio-temporal dimensions of the Holocaust. But they also point to the visibility of these events within the ordinary spaces of the city, the importance of an economic assault on Jews and the marked gendering of the Holocaust in Hungary.
Drawing from the ideas of critical geography and based on extensive archival research, Cole brilliantly reconstructs the formation of the Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust, focusing primarily on the ghetto in Budapest, Hungary--one of the largest created during the war, but rarely examined. Cole maps the city illustrating how spaces--cafes, theaters, bars, bathhouses--became divided in two. Throughout the book, Cole discusses how the creation of this Jewish ghetto, just like the others being built across occupied Europe, tells us a great deal about the nature of Nazism, what life was like under Nazi-occupation, and the role the ghetto actually played in the Final Solution.
Paul B. Jaskot
This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the development of the German building economy, state architectural goals and the rise of the SS as a political and economic force. As a result, The Architecture of Oppression contributes to our understanding of the conjunction of culture and politics in the Nazi period as well as the agency of architects and SS administrators in enabling this process.
Edited and with an introduction by Simone Gigliotti and Tim Cole
Northwestern University Press, 2020
Edited and with an introduction by Alexandra Garbarini and Paul B. Jaskot
Northwestern University Press, 2018
Anne K. Knowles, Paul B. Jaskot, Tim Cole, and Alberto Giordano
In Lessons and Legacies XIV: The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age
Edited by Simone Gigliotti and Tim Cole
Northwestern University Press, 2020
In Palgrave Handbook on Holocaust Literature and Culture
Edited by Victoria Aarons and Phyllis Lassner
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
In A Companion to the Holocaust
Edited by Hilary Earl and Simone Gigliotti
Wiley Blackwell, 2020
In Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry 31. Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared
Edited by François Guesnet, Howard Lupovitch, and Antony Polonsky
Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2019
In The Ghetto in Global History, 1500 to the Present
Edited by Wendy Z. Goldman and Joe William Trotter, Jr.
In Remembering the Second World War
Edited by Patrick Finney
Interview by Claudio Fogu and Todd Presner
In Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture
Edited by Claudio Fogu, Wulf Kansteiner and Todd Presner
Harvard University Press, 2016
In Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich
Edited by Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca
Chicago University Press, 2016
Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano
In Microhistories of the Holocaust
Edited by Claire Zalc and Tal Bruttmann
Berghahn Books, 2016
Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano
In Lessons and Legacies XI: Expanding Perspectives on the Holocaust in a Changing World
Edited by Hilary Earl and Karl A. Schleunes
Northwestern University Press, 2014
Paul B. Jaskot
In 1938: Kunst, Künstler, Politik
Edited by Eva Atlan, Raphael Gross and Juliet Voss
Wallstein Verlag, 2013
Westerveld, L. and A.K. Knowles. 2020. Loosening the grid: topology as the basis for a more inclusive GIS. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. Online prepublication.
Cole, T. 2020. Expanding (Environmental) Histories of the Holocaust, Journal of Genocide Research 22(2), pp. 273-279.
Knowles, A.K. and Hillebrand, J. with Jaskot, P.B. and Walke, A. 2020. Integrative, Interdisciplinary Database Design for the Spatial Humanities: the Case of the Holocaust Ghettos Project. International Journal of Humanities and Arts, 14(1-2), pp. 64-80.
Le Noc, M., Giordano, A., and Cole T. 2020. The Geography of the Holocaust in Italy: Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Arrests for Families and Individuals and a Conceptual Model. The Professional Geographer 72(4), pp. 575-585.
Cole, T., and Harman, T. 2019. ‘Geographies of the Holocaust: Experiments in GIS, QSR and Graph Representations,’ International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 13(1-2), pp. 39-52.
Giordano, A. and Cole, T., 2019. Places of the Holocaust: Towards a Model of a GIS of Place. Transactions in GIS, 24(4), pp 842-857.
Giordano A. and Cole, T. 2018. The Limits of Representation: Towards a GIS of Place. Transactions in GIS, 22(3), pp 1-13.
Walke, A. 2018. Split Memory: The Geography of Holocaust Memory and Amnesia in Belarus. Slavic Review 77(1), pp 174-197.
Cole, T. 2018. Following The Rough Guide to Gora Kalwaria: Constructing Memory Tourism of Absence in Post-Communist Poland, Journal of War and Culture Studies 11(3), pp. 255-68.
Jaskot, P.B. and van der Graaff, I., 2017. Historical Journals as Digital Sources: Mapping Architecture in Germany, 1914–24. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 76(4), pp. 483-505.
Jaskot, P.B., 2017. Commentary: Art-Historical Questions, Geographic Concepts, and Digital Methods. Historical Geography, 45, pp. 92-99.
Burleson, S. and Giordano, A., 2015. Extending Metadata Standards for Historical GIS Research: A Case Study of the Holocaust in Budapest and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR), 6(4), pp.88-109.
Knowles, A., Westerveld, L., and Strom, L., 2015. Inductive Visualization: A Humanistic Alternative to GIS. GeoHumanities 1(2), pp. 233-265.
Jaskot, P.B., Knowles, A.K., Wasserman, A., Whiteman, S. and Zweig, B., 2015. A Research-Based Model for Digital Mapping and Art History: Notes from the Field. Artl@ s Bulletin, 4(1), pp. 66-74.
Cole, T., 2015. (Re)Placing the Past: Spatial Strategies of Retelling Difficult Stories. Oral History Review, 42(1), pp.30-49.
Cole, T., 2014. “Nature Was Helping Us”: Forests, Trees, and Environmental Histories of the Holocaust. Environmental History, 19(4), pp.665-686.
Jaskot, P.B. 2014. Building the Nazi Economy: Adam Tooze and a Cultural Critique of Hitler’s Plans for War. Historical Materialism 22(3-4), pp. 312-329.
Cole, T., 2013. Holocaust roadscapes: Retracing the" death marches" in contemporary Europe. Cahiers de géographie du Québec, 57(162), pp.445-459.
Giordano, A. and Cole, T., 2011. On place and space: Calculating social and spatial networks in the Budapest Ghetto. Transactions in GIS, 15(s1), pp.143-170.
Beorn, W., Cole, T., Gigliotti, S., Giordano, A., Holian, A., Jaskot, P.B., Knowles, A.K., Masurovsky, M. and Steiner, E.B., 2009. Geographies of the Holocaust. Geographical Review, 99(4), pp. 563-574.
Jaskot, P. and Knowles, A. 2017. Architecture and Maps, Databases and Archives: An Approach to Institutional History and the Built Environment in Nazi Germany. The Iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty.
Knowles, A., 2016. A More Humane Approach to Digital Scholarship. Parameters: Knowledge Under Digital Conditions, Social Science Research Council.
Walke, A., 2015. When everywhere is a grave: remembering WWII casualties in Belarus. Oxford University Press Blog.
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