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Camps of Transit, Sites of Memory, European Perspectives in the Twentieth Century, edited by Katia Pizzi, Matteo Cassani Simonetti, and Roberta Mira

"Camps and places of transit assume relevance in certain contexts and in relation to specific events of the contemporary age: from genocide to voluntary or forced migration, from camps for prisoners of war to the management of refugees in conflicts or catastrophes. In the phases of transition to normality that follow such events, places of transit can be used for different, sometimes opposing purposes, such as the control and/or elimination of certain social groups, or as the protection of persons for humanitarian aims. This volume investigates the relationship between camps and places of transit from three main perspectives: the history of transit camps in various countries and times; the relationship between such spaces, whose architectural characterization is fragile and difficult to recognize, and the great memorial and symbolic relevance of them; and, finally, the concepts of transit and camp, and changes in the meaning of such places and the memorial and educational practices related to them"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part I Sites of Transit between History and Memory -- 'It Was More Horrible than in Auschwitz': A Comparative Analysis of the Transit Camps of Monor and Budakalász / Borbála Klacsmann -- Lives in Transit: Scipione Concentration Camp / Marco Minardi -- Hunting for Manpower: Transit Camps for Forced Labour in Nazi-Occupied Italy / Roberta Mira -- Camps for Foreign Refugees in Italy in the Central Decades of the Cold War / Francesca Rolandi -- A Place in the Mist: The Mysterious Dossin Barracks in Mechelen / Laurence Schram -- Part II Spaces and Memory of Transit -- Countering Memory with Memorial: Remembering Indifference at the Shoah Memorial of Milan / John R. Barruzza -- Memorial Sites at the Border: The Rice Mill of San Sabba and Natzweiler-Struthof / Chiara Becattini -- The Caserme Rosse Barracks, from Transit Camp to the Present: Notes about its Architecture and the Meanings of the Place / Matteo Cassani Simonetti -- Topography as a Memorial Shape: Learning from Transit Sites / Andrea Luccaroni -- The Deviation of a Modernist Project: From Cité de la Muette to Drancy Internment Camp, up to Cité HLM / Elena Pirazzoli -- The Concentration Camp and the Ideal City: Nomadelfia - a Camp-a-nomaly / Claudio Sgarbi -- Part III Conceptualizations and Public Memorial Practices -- The Spectre of the Yellow Warehouse: Transitions in Memory / Antonis Antoniou and Riki Van Boeschoten -- The Camp Form and the Experience Infrastructures: A Counter-Fatal Research Perspective / Vando Borghi -- Fragile Memories: A Brief Historical Overview of Italian Conservation Laws on Fascist Concentration Camps / Francesco Delizia and Andrea Ugolini -- The Aporia of Civilization: An Itinerary between Images and Memory in Georges Didi-Huberman / Ivano Gorzanelli -- The House of the Wannsee Conference as a Perpetrator Site / Hans-Christian Jasch
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non fiction
First edition.
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1 online resource (340 pages)
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