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The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Introduction : the idea of potentiality Art for art's sake. The destruction of aesthetics and the man without content (1970) A general science of the human. Stanzas : word and phantasm in western culture (1977) A critique of the dialectic. Infancy and history : the destruction of experience (1978) The pure potentiality of representation. Idea of prose (1985) From spectacle to shekinah : the coming community (1990) The potential of paradigms. Homo sacer : sovereign power and bare life (1995) The unique and the unsayable. Remnants of Auschwitz : the witness and the archive. Homo sacer III (1998) The suspended substantive. On animals and men in the open : man and animal (2002) The exceptional life of the state. State of exception (2003) The messiah, or on the sacred and the profane Conclusion : the idea of the work.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.