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.
Table of content
1. Geographies of the Holocaust / Alberto Giordano, Anne Kelly Knowles, and Tim Cole
2. Mapping the SS Concentration Camps / Anne Kelly Knowles and Paul B. Jaskot, with Benjamin Perry Blackshear, Michael De Groot, and Alexander Yule
3. Retracing the “Hunt for Jews”: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Arrests during the Holocaust in Italy / Alberto Giordano and Anna Holian
4. Killing on the Ground and in the Mind: The Spatialities of Genocide in the East / Waitman W. Beorn, with Anne Kelly Knowles
5. Bringing the Ghetto to the Jew: The Shifting Geography of the Budapest Ghetto / Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano
6. Visualizing the Archive: Building at Auschwitz as a Geographic Problem / Paul B. Jaskot, Anne Kelly Knowles, and Chester Harvey, with Benjamin Perry Blackshear
7. From the Camp to the Road: Representing the Evacuations from Auschwitz, January 1945 / Simone Gigliotti, Marc J. Masurovsky, and Erik Steiner
8. Afterword / Paul B. Jaskot and Tim Cole
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.
Chapters in books
Mind the Gap: Reading Across the Holocaust Testimonial Archive
Anne K. Knowles, Paul B. Jaskot, Tim Cole, and Alberto Giordano
In Lessons and Legacies XIV: The Holocaust, Digital Humanities and Cultural History
Edited by Simone Gigliotti and Tim Cole
Northwestern University Press, 2020
Photographing survival: Survivor photographs of, and at, Auschwitz
In Palgrave Handbook on Holocaust Literature and Culture
Edited by Victoria Aarons and Phyllis Lassner
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Geographies of the Holocaust
In A Companion to the Holocaust
Edited by Hilary Earl and Simone Gigliotti
Wiley Blackwell, 2020
Placing the Ghetto: Warsaw and Budapest, 1939-1945
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
When (and why) is a Ghetto not a “Ghetto”? Concentrating and Segregating Jews in Budapest 1944
In The Ghetto in Global History, 1500 to the Present
Edited by Wendy Z. Goldman and Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Touching Landscapes: Embodied Experiences of Holocaust Tourism and Memory
In Remembering the Second World War
Edited by Patrick Finney
Interview with Anne Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano, and Paul B. Jaskot, Contributing Authors of Geographies of the Holocaust
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
Geographies of Ghettoization: Absences, Presences and Boundaries
In Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich
Edited by Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca
Chicago University Press, 2016
Microhistories, Microgeographies: Budapest, 1944 and Scales of Analysis
Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano
In Microhistories of the Holocaust
Edited by Claire Zalc and Tal Bruttmann
Berghahn Books, 2016
Rethinking Segregation in the Ghetto: Invisible Walls and Social Networks in the Dispersed Ghetto in Budapest, 1944
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
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.
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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