Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2014

364 Pages | 16 b/w Illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823262786

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (06)

The Historical Uncanny

Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

Susanne C. Knittel

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This study in the "politics of memory" examines practices of memorialization surrounding two sites of mass murders during WWII that were not sites for the slaughter of Jews: Schloss Grafeneck, a Nazi site for euthanasia, especially of disabled people, and the Risiera di San Sabba, an Italian site where Slovenes and Croats were persecuted.
  • Very little indeed has been written on these persecutions, so the book fills a historical gap
  • Theoretically, as a contribution to memory studies the author develops a notion of "uncanny" memory, a memory or set of memory practices that do something more other than edify or confirm the present.