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Title: Rethinking Holocaust Representation: Reflections on Rex Bloomstein's KZ
Authors: Hodgkinson, Sarah
First Published: 2-Sep-2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Citation: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 2015, 54(5), pp. 451-468
Abstract: In 2005, film-maker Rex Bloomstein released KZ, which aimed to find a new way to represent the Holocaust for future generations who face a world with no living survivors, yet a mediated world oversaturated with images of global atrocity. Despite much critical acclaim, KZ received little academic attention. Ten years later, this article provides a reflective analysis of the film, exploring the emergent themes, and their criminological significance. Focus is given to bystanders of atrocity who bear witness to the past. The moral dilemmas of Holocaust representation, such as its commodification for both entertainment and tourism, are additionally discussed.
DOI Link: 10.1111/hojo.12144
ISSN: 0265-5527
eISSN: 1468-2311
Embargo on file until: 2-Sep-2017
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 The Howard League and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: HODGKINSON, S. (2015), Rethinking Holocaust Representation: Reflections on Rex Bloomstein's KZ. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 54: 451–468, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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