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by Simone Gigliotti

  • ISBN: 1571812687
  • Category: History
  • Author: Simone Gigliotti
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 254 pages
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Simone Gigliotti is Senior Lecturer in History at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Previously, she held a Charles H. Revson Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the . Holocaust Memorial Museum

Simone Gigliotti is Senior Lecturer in History at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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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. 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.

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In The Train Journey, Simone Gigliotti asserts that "extreme experiences . Gigliotti defines "witness" in the Holocaust context rather late in th. .

In The Train Journey, Simone Gigliotti asserts that "extreme experiences call for an extreme interpretive approach" (p. 161). She answers that call in her new discussion of the experiences of Jewish Holocaust victims during their journeys to Nazi death camps during World War II. Railroad historians who might be attracted to her book by its title will be in for a rude, salutary awakening, not so much because of the gruesome aspects of her topic, but because of her approach. Gigliotti defines "witness" in the Holocaust context rather late in the book (pp. 130-131).

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.

Series: War and Genocide. Utilizing a variety of published memoirs and unpublished testimonies, the book argues that victims experienced the train journeys as mobile chambers, comparable in importance to the more studied, fixed locations of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. eISBN: 978-1-84545-927-7. Subjects: History, Transportation Studies.

Livre 13. Simone Gigliotti1 juillet 2009. Simone Gigliotti is Senior Lecturer in History at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

The Train Journey : Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust

The Train Journey : Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust. By (author) Simone Gigliotti. Gigliotti advances an original and provocative thesis that offers a fresh insight into the unfolding of Nazi genocide, and makes an intriguing case for the trains as 'mobile chambers of death' in themselves (122), and as 'a prologue for the rigors of the camp world'. European History Quarterly show more. About Simone Gigliotti.

Part of the War and Genocide Series). Deportations by train were critical in the Nazis' genocidal vision of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question

Part of the War and Genocide Series). Deportations by train were critical in the Nazis' genocidal vision of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question.

Simone Gigliotti of Victoria University of Wellington .

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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