Life is Beautiful La Vita E Bella

Guido, a bookstore owner, uses his imagination to protect his wife and young son from the terrible realities of World War II

Author: Roberto Benigni

Publisher: Miramax

ISBN: UOM:39015057571963

Category: Drama

Page: 162

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Guido, a bookstore owner, uses his imagination to protect his wife and young son from the terrible realities of World War II
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Beyond Life is Beautiful

Furthermore , in looking towards the future we can confidently predict that the pattern established in Life is Beautiful of uniting comedy and tragedy in a combustible mix , is likely to continue at least for the foreseeable future .

Author: Grace Russo Bullaro

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904744834

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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Russo Bullaro's collection focuses on Benigni's Oscar winning La vita e bella/Life is Beautiful, a film which has set off continuous and often bitter debate about Holocaust representation and historical consciousness. The topics covered in Russo Bullaro's collection offer insights from critics around the world in a forum for the consideration of the wider issues that Benigni's films provoke.
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Life is Beautiful

How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God Sarah M. Johnson. BeautifulLifeis How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God Sarah M. Johnson New York Life is Beautiful How a Lost Girl Became a True,.

Author: Sarah M. Johnson

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781630474874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 198

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"Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God", is not only about an airplane that crashed in the mountains of Guatemala; killing eleven of the fourteen passengers, but about the darkness of addiction and depression, the beauty of hospice care, and one girls journey to seek God and self-discovery when all hope is lost. "Life is Beautiful" can relate to a wide variety of readers whether it be through substance abuse, mental illness, grief and loss issues, or someone just wanting to seek personal transformation. While reading "Life is Beautiful", it will not only change one’s perspective and importance of life and family, but will hopefully guide and inspire one to see that life is beautiful.
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Life is Beautiful

A tale of solidarity, generosity and the beauty that lies within us, Life is Beautiful is a journey into the heart of Africa and into the hearts of all of us who keep discovering our inner child. Back Cover.

Author: Ana Eulate

Publisher: Cuento de Luz

ISBN: 9788415619369

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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A tale of solidarity and the beauty that lies within us. A journey into the heart of Africa and into the heart and hope of our inner child. Guided Reading Level: O, Lexile Level: 800L
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Life is Beautiful Enjoy the Ride A Poet s Guide to Chronic Illness

... courage and belief, lifted the veil of surprise; because life is beautiful, forever smiling wide, feeling lucky and blessed, enjoying the ride." "The Call" Seven digits, I know so well, should they 109 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, ENJOY THE RIDE.

Author: Mitch Koppel

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781622876174

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 134

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At the young age of 23 Mitch Koppel received a devastating diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Twenty years of extreme health challenges inspired him to express his journey through poetry. These poems immediately went viral with friends and family to the extent that they urged him to create a book about the story and the poetry it inspired. I don't wish MS on my worst enemy; even if I had a worst enemy. Actually, over our 20-year relationship, my worst enemy has been myself all along and I'm not about to give MS to myself one more time. In truth, as counter-intuitive as this may sound, it was recently refreshing to hear that my MS has sort of reached its end game. I heard this in the hospital no less. I won't get any worse because I'm 1% of the folks that have reached a sort of illness finality. I wasn't upset to hear this. I was actually thrilled because never again will I lose sleep over what the disease had in store next; will my limp get worse, will I one day need a walker or, God forbid, a wheelchair? It's all here now; a path of physical and oft times' mental destruction. I have a white flag, but it's never been raised. You see, I'm not defined by MS. I'm not defined by what's next. I'm not defined by its progress. I'm defined, or would like to be defined by breaking down barriers and setting an example for friends and family alike; especially for my boys. I used to agonize, summarize and theorize that I wasn't worthy. Other dads coached sports. I sat aside. Other dads played catch. I sat aside. Other dads would twirl their children in their arms, suspend them in the air and run around in the yard. I sat and stared. Then it hit me: my boys often call without a reason to tell me they love me. Griffin likes to lie on the couch and play a game he made up called, "Five Kisses." It used to be called "Three Kisses", but he wanted more. Instead of self-pity, I try as best I can to live with self-worth. It has had a domino effect on my soul. As the last tile lands forward, the words on it read, "Not today, MS. Not today." Blame games were a symptom of the past. Spirituality has played a major role in turning grief into accepting I have everything else left to live for, smiles to share and love to let grow; this was and is my new awakening. Like many ill or infirmed, the seasons change but hearts and minds may be frozen. In my heart. In my soul. In dark evenings of emptiness inside sunny days where I closed the blinds, the miracle of spirituality found, the quiet of my soul and memories of what I hope to never endure again. Ultimately, like rivers and streams, all things run into one and passes through illness from times long since passed. Each room, every bed and endless ticking of the room's clock began from the basement of time. A fly on the wall could tell countless stories of pain and suffering, of waiting and wondering, of tears and sorrow. Of a belief of a better tomorrow. Those before me leave fingerprints revealing it was their time and place. Some of those fingerprints come to life under every room's bright hospital lights. Beneath the lights are the echoes of their words. I am haunted by hospitals.
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Comparison Between When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and Life Is Beautiful

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Stuttgart (Institut für Literaturwissenschaft/ Neuere Englische Literatur), course: Introduction to Children's ...

Author: Anastasia Deibert


ISBN: 3668222541


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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Stuttgart (Institut für Literaturwissenschaft/ Neuere Englische Literatur), course: Introduction to Children's Literature, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In the following pages I want to show the similarities and differences between the book "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" by Judith Kerr and Roberto Benigni's film "Life Is Beautiful". These two personal statements of Judith Kerr and Roberto Benigni already show that their works are a bit different. Therefore I will concentrate both as well on the shared features as on the distinct ones. The romantic fairy tale "Life Is Beautiful" won Academy Awards for Best Music and Best Foreign Language Film and Benigni won Best Actor for his role. It was also the winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 and it won the Best Jewish Experience Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. After a short comparison of the characters, the setting and time I will continue with the problems a family have when living a life in exile. Afterwards, I will analyse both works with reference to the attitude of life and to the family togetherness. Furthermore, I will try to examine the contrasts between "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and "Life Is Beautiful" regarding fantasy and reality and the question arises as to whether the children can be considered as victims. The next important aspect is the representation of the Holocaust and teaching this topic in school. Finally, I will discuss the ending of both "Life Is Beautiful" and "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit". The conclusion will comprise the main points and some suggestions for further discussion. The main character in "Life Is Beautiful" Guido Orefice is always in a good mood and he doesn't lose his laughter and humour even in the concentration camp. "Life Is Beautiful" is about a happy living family that is suddenl
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Genre and Ethics

The classroom discussion of the end of Life is Beautiful exemplifies this procedure . The Holocaust is perhaps the central historical problem of our time because not only is it evil on an unprecedented scale , Iago in control or nearly ...

Author: Edward Tomarken

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874137675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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"The study addresses the following kinds of questions: Why does genre need ethics? Why does ethics need genre? How is ethics related to and distinguished from ideology as currently used in cultural studies? How does a generic ethical method come to terms with history and historical change? How is a generic ethical method related to religion? Does genre reinforce the concept of the ethical agent? This book will therefore have a broad audience, including scholars whose fields range from the Renaissance to the present, theorists and philosophers whose interests include ethics, cultural studies, and ideologies, and educationists pursuing methods for graduates and undergraduates. The autobiographical introduction serves as the "hook," as our creative writers say, for this audience. Generically, it is experimental, being at once scholarly, pedagogical, and autobiographical."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television

Abstract This chapter examines the issues surrounding Life Is Beautiful/La vita è bella (1997) by Italian director Roberto Benigni. It offers first-hand information from Benigni's historical advisor on the film, Marcello Pez- zetti, ...

Author: Martin F. Norden

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042023246

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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The popular media of film and television surround us daily with images of evil - images that have often gone critically unexamined. In the belief that people in ever-increasing numbers are turning to the media for their understanding of evil, this lively and provocative collection of essays addresses the changing representation of evil in a broad spectrum of films and television programmes. Written in refreshingly accessible and de-jargonised prose, the essays bring to bear a variety of philosophical and critical perspectives on works ranging from the cinema of famed director Alfred Hitchcock and the preternatural horror films Halloween and Friday the 13th to the understated documentary Human Remains and the television coverage of the immediate post-9/11 period. The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television is for anyone interested in the moving-image representation of that pervasive yet highly misunderstood thing we call evil.ContentsMartin F. NORDEN: Introduction Matthew SOAR: The Bite at the Beginning: Encoding Evil Through Film Title Design Linda BRADLEY SALAMON: Screening Evil in History: Rope, Compulsion, Scarface, Richard III Mike FRANK: The Radical Monism of Alfred Hitchcock Cynthia FREELAND: Natural Evil in the Horror Film: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds Matt HILLS and Steven Jay SCHNEIDER: ?The Devil Made Me Do It!?: Representing Evil and Disarticulating Mind/Body in the Supernatural Serial Killer Film Thomas HIBBS: Virtue, Vice, and the Harry Potter UniverseRobin R. MEANS COLEMAN and Jasmine Nicole COBB: Training Day and The Shield: Evil Cops and the Taint of Blackness Martin F. NORDEN: The ?Uncanny? Relationship of Disability and Evil in Film and Television Carlo CELLI: Comedy and the Holocaust in Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful/La vita e bella Garnet C. BUTCHART:. On the Void: The Fascinating Object of Evil in Human RemainsJohn F. STONE:. The Perfidious President and ?The Beast?: Evil in Oliver Stone's NixonGary R. EDGERTON, William B. HART, and Frances HASSENCAHL: Televising 9/11 and Its Aftermath: The Framing of George W. Bush's Faith-Based Politics of Good and Evil Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index
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Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence

“Leven” (Life) and “Kracht” (Strength) Key language symbols that arose from Hillesum's Letters and Diaries as an ... In relation to the symbol “life,” however, she used the old- fashioned adjective “schoon” (“beautiful,” “pure,” “neat,” ...

Author: Meins G. S. Coetsier

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826266286

Category: History

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Although she died cruelly at Auschwitz at the age of twenty-nine, Etty Hillesum left a lasting legacy of mystical thought in her letters and diaries. Hillesum was a complex and powerful witness to the openness of the human spirit to the call of God, even under the most harrowing circumstances. Her life was as much shaped by Hitler's regime as was that of philosopher Eric Voegelin, and as Meins Coetsier reveals, her thought lends itself to interpretation from a uniquely Voegelinian perspective. Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence analyzes the life and writings of Hillesum from the standpoint of Voegelin's views on consciousness-especially his philosophy of luminous participation in the transcendent ground of being. Through a careful reading of her letters and diaries, Coetsier reveals the inner development of Hillesum's mystically grounded resistance to Nazism as he guides readers through the symbolism of her spiritual journey, making effective use of Voegelin's analytics of experience and symbolization to trace her path to spiritual truth. Intertwining the lives, works, and visions of these two mystical thinkers, Coetsier demonstrates his mastery of both Voegelin's philosophy and Hillesum's Dutch-language materials. He shows how mystical attunement to the "flow of presence"-Voegelin's designation for human responsiveness to the divine-is the key to the development of Hillesum's life and writings. He displays a special affinity for the suffering and grace-filled transformation that she underwent as she approached the end of her life and gained insight into the ultimate purpose of each individual's contribution to the well-being and maintenance of the human spirit. Retrieving one of the lesser-known but most compelling figures of the Holocaust, Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence is an original contribution to both Voegelin and Hillesum scholarship that reflects these writers' strong valuation of the human person. It presents Hillesum's life and work in an original and provocative context, shedding new light on her experiences and their symbolizations while further broadening the application of Voegelin's thought
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Life is too short

Amidst turmoil and struggles, LIFE is beautiful. Everyone is beautiful. Everywhere, everything is beautiful. Beauty comes from within our beautiful inner being. Our conversation with GOD beautifies our inner most selves. It cleanses.

Author: L.S. Manuel

Publisher: Ukiyoto Publishing

ISBN: 9789811803147

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Life is too short is a narrative of the different faces of life, love and living.
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Holocaust Cinema Complete

Roger Ebert wrote in his review of Life Is Beautiful: The movie actually softens the Holocaust slightly, to make the humor possible at all. In the real death camps there would be no role for Guido [the father]. But Life Is Beautiful is ...

Author: Rich Brownstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.
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Standard English

... of the humane elements of his life ( certain memories , friends still alive ' ) , and the rude rejection of these as ... as his ' comrade ' , as Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni About the director 110 HSC Standard English.

Author: Barry Spurr

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1741250684

Category: English literature

Page: 320

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Italian Film

treatment melodramatically , Life Is Beautiful confronts the subject of the Holocaust with comedy ; and central to the film's conception of the deadly seriousness of comedy is Benigni's comic persona . In the tradition of other comic ...

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521649773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 434

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Examines the extraordinary cinematic tradition of Italy, from the silent era to the present.
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The Jew in Cinema

... of humanity and compassion , and as such it sheds a scorching light onto the legions of “ honest , ” humorless assassins . Another instance of “ typical ” Jewish heroism is provided by Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful ( 1998 ) .

Author: Omer Bartov

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253345022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

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Explores cinematic representations of the "Jew" from film's early days to the present.
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Creating Your Life As a Blessing

This happened to me as Iwatched Roberto Benigni exuberantly jump on top of chairs and leap to the stage to receive the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Director of the movie Life is Beautiful on March 21, 1999.

Author: Carol Joy Goldstein-Hall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781401060022

Category: Self-Help

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Do you remember when there were new worlds to discover and creativity meant adventure? Recapture those wonderful feelings with the inspirational stories and poems from Creating Your Life as a Blessing. The stories include Do Dead Ends Stop You?, Joyful at 98, Childhood Wounds Still Hurt, Falling-But Not in Love, The Healing Power of Music, Living Your Life as a Blessing and Learning Faith. Each story is followed by a lesson and thought-provoking questions to answer. If you are ready to deepen your spiritual life, increase your joy, and experience more of life's blessings, this book is for you.
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Slow is Beautiful

The way of life is wonderful; it is by abandonment. — Ralph Waldo Emerson The word that best captures the concept I'm talking about is the word “exuberance,” and I was excited to discover a book, Exuberance: The Passion for Life, ...

Author: Cecile Andrews

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924141

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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We’re hammered, we’re slammed, we’re out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world, and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no one seems to have a clue how to exit from the fast lane. Slow is Beautiful analyzes the subtle consumer and political and corporate forces stamping the joy from our existence and provides a vision of a more fulfilling life through the rediscovery of caring community, unhurried leisure, and life-affirming joie de vivre. The book discusses: • The frantic time poverty plaguing everyone—a poverty that is being challenged by the growing slow life movement whose message is reverberating around the world • The need to build a culture of connection with both people and the planet by challenging the consumer society and re-creating vibrant life in our local communities • The creation of a different experience of time where we live life in slower, more reflective ways, savoring our lives and recapturing exuberance and laughter Offering inspiration and concrete ideas, Slow is Beautiful will appeal to a broad audience of baby boomers nearing retirement, harried professionals with a social conscience, the one-time “middle class,” and twenty- to thirty-somethings who are now facing the sobering realities of constricted choices.
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Movies and the Meaning of Life

12 Life Is Beautiful: The Lure Of EVil and the Rebellion Of LOVe ANTHONY C. SCIGLITANO, JR. The rose is without why; she blooms because she blooms; she pays herself no heed, asks not if one can see her.

Author: Kimberly A. Blessing

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?" "Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).
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Responding to Film

Life Is Beautiful ( La Vita E Bella ) : Modern Film as Cinema Art ( 1998 ) A modern sample of a film as a work of art is Life Is Beautiful , directed by Roberto Renigni , who also wrote and acted , and won an Oscar for his performance .

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0830415807

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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Responding to Film is a dynamic tool for students who seek as complete an understanding of film as is humanly possible. By focusing on film, the author looks at how it offers students an understanding of themselves, of their culture, and of art. This guide also seeks to familiarize the students with the practical methodology for studying film: how to understand film genres, techniques, and language. The book is supplemented by comprehensive lists of films for study, web sites, and model films. It also includes a model course for instructors. Teachers will find this marvelous guide valuable in a variety of courses, including film literature, film aesthetics, and film as an adaptation of literature. A Burnham Publishers book
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Breathe Big Live Big A Starter Guide for Your Awesome Life

There was a lovely, light-of-the-world locker-room attendant who would always come in singing, “Life is beautiful, life is wonderful.” Every time I'd see her it was “Life is beautiful, life is wonderful,” as she picked up towels, ...

Author: Tracye Warfield

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387314355

Category: Self-Help


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Breathe Big Live Big is a self-help book for people who are ready to start, or restart, rocking the Awesome Life of their dreams right now! In this how-to guide, inspiration expert and wellness industry leader Tracye Warfield offers 22 advice-filled chapters with her funny, at times poignant, inspiring real-life stories, tips, exercises, and takeaways on how to show up big and bold to each moment.
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Remembering for the Future

5 Quoted by Dan Pearson, `War finds touching base of humor in Life is Beautiful', Daily Southtown Online (May 14). 6 In light of comparison of those films with Life is Beautiful, see David Roskies, who points out that the `conscious ...

Author: J. Roth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349660193

Category: Religion

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Focused on 'The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide', Remembering for the Future brings together the work of nearly 200 scholars from more than 30 countries and features cutting-edge scholarship across a range of disciplines, amounting to the most extensive and powerful reassessment of the Holocaust ever undertaken. In addition to its international scope, the project emphasizes that varied disciplinary perspectives are needed to analyze and to check the genocidal forces that have made the Twentieth century so deadly. Historians and ethicists, psychologists and literary scholars, political scientists and theologians, sociologists and philosophers - all of these, and more, bring their expertise to bear on the Holocaust and genocide. Their contributions show the new discoveries that are being made and the distinctive approaches that are being developed in the study of genocide, focusing both on archival and oral evidence, and on the religious and cultural representation of the Holocaust.
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