From The Holocaust To Hogan S Heroes

Author: Robert Clary
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589793455
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Robert Clary is best known for his portrayal of the spirited Corporal Louis Lebeau on the popular television series Hogan's Heroes (on the air from 1965 to 1971 and widely syndicated around the globe). But it is Clary's experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust that infuse his compelling memoir with an honest recognition of life's often horrific reality, a recognition that counters his glittering five-decade career as an actor, singer, and artist and distinguishes this book from those by other entertainers.

Hogan S Heroes

Author: Robert R. Shandley
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814336007
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Analyzes the unique satirical social and political commentary offered by Hogan’s Heroes during a volatile period in American history.

Talent Luck Courage

Author: Brenda Hancock
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534845626
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For many years, most people, including my sister and myself, were unaware that our mother's escape from Paris, France was necessitated by her being Jewish. Until the latter part of his career, most fans were unaware that Robert Clary was a Holocaust survivor who had spent 31 months in concentration camps. As Jews in Paris in the early 1940s, my family endured the entire spectrum of experiences resulting from Nazi occupation. Some members hid in their home towns without ever being arrested. Some were arrested and sent to concentration camps. Fortunately for her, my mother managed to escape and join the French Resistance in order to do her part to remove the menace to her normal existence. My Uncle Robert was not as lucky, but survived 31 months in 4 different concentration camps. Their biographies, "One of the Lucky Ones" and "From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes" give detailed accounts of their wartime experiences. Their survival took great courage and luck combined with a dash of talent in order to survive. Their greatest legacy, however, is not only learned by reading or hearing of their wartime experiences, but also by understanding how they refused to let their experiences keep them from living full, satisfying lives. In addition to enjoying life after the war, they both used their survival to help others make the most of their lives. "Talent Luck Courage" highlights their stories and explains how these two courageous individuals influenced my sister and me, the second generation of Holocaust survivors, to seek adventures of our own.

Gray Zones

Author: Jonathan Petropoulos
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845453022
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Few essays about the Holocaust are better known or more important than Primo Levi's reflections on what he called "the gray zone," a reality in which moral ambiguity and compromise were pronounced. In this volume accomplished Holocaust scholars, among them Raul Hilberg, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Christopher Browning, Peter Hayes, and Lynn Rapaport, explore the terrain that Levi identified. Together they bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust studies that range from historical analysis to popular culture. While each essay utilizes a particular methodology and argues for its own thesis, the volume as a whole advances the claim that the more we learn about the Holocaust, the more complex that event turns out to be. Only if ambiguities and compromises in the Holocaust and its aftermath are identified, explored, and at times allowed to remain--lest resolution deceive us--will our awareness of the Holocaust and its implications be as full as possible.

One Of The Lucky Ones

Author: Brenda Hancock
ISBN: 9781974287611
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Both Nicole Holland and her younger brother Robert Clary (of "Hogan's Heroes") raved about their childhood in their four-room apartment on Ile St. Louis in Paris, France. Though not wealthy, their youth seemed rich as it was filled with love, laughter, and the joy they experienced with all their friends from Rue Des Deux Ponts. Unfortunately for them, that happy youth was halted when the Germans invaded Paris, demanded they be labeled "Juif" and denied them many of life's former pleasures, like going to the movies.By 1942 their stories veered into totally different directions. Along with members of their immediate family, Robert was arrested and sent in a cattle car to concentration camps. For thirty-one months, he survived incarceration in four different concentration camps. The sole survivor of the thirteen members of their immediate family, Robert told of his survival and his life after the war in his biography, FROM THE HOLOCAUST TO HOGAN'S HEROES. Unlike Robert and their family who were arrested, Nicole escaped from Paris to the south of France where she hid in the open as a Catholic girl named Pierrette Nicodem. Eventually, she joined the Forces Francaises de L'interieur-the French Underground-first as a courier and then joining the men to whom she'd supplied messages, guns, and ammunition as they traveled north liberating towns along the way.Like Robert, Nicole's indomitable spirit helped her survive the war and create a future without hatred, fear, and the devastation of war. ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES is Nicole's inspirational journey through a life she never expected.

While America Watches

Author: Jeffrey Shandler
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199881472
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The Holocaust holds a unique place in American public culture, and, as Jeffrey Shandler argues in While America Watches, it is television, more than any other medium, that has brought the Holocaust into our homes, our hearts, and our minds. Much has been written about Holocaust film and literature, and yet the medium that brings the subject to most people--television--has been largely neglected. Now Shandler provides the first account of how television has familiarized the American people with the Holocaust. He starts with wartime newsreels of liberated concentration camps, showing how they set the moral tone for viewing scenes of genocide, and then moves to television to explain how the Holocaust and the Holocaust survivor have gained stature as moral symbols in American culture. From early teleplays to coverage of the Eichmann trial and the Holocaust miniseries, as well as documentaries, popular series such as All in the Family and Star Trek, and news reports of recent interethnic violence in Bosnia, Shandler offers an enlightening tour of television history. Shandler also examines the many controversies that televised presentations of the Holocaust have sparked, demonstrating how their impact extends well beyond the broadcasts themselves. While America Watches is sure to continue this discussion--and possibly the controversies--among many readers.

Echoes Of The Holocaust On The American Musical Stage

Author: Jessica Hillman
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786492686
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With chapters on The Sound of Music, Milk and Honey, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, The Rothschilds, Rags, Ragtime and The Producers, this book examines both direct and indirect references to, or resonances of, the Holocaust, tracing changing American attitudes through the chronological progression of these musical productions and their subsequent revivals. Despite the abundance of writing on both musical theatre history and on the difficulties of Holocaust representation, history and theatre scholars alike have thus far ignored the intersections of these areas. The academy thereby risks excluding precisely those works that shed the most light on our culture’s evolving response to the Shoah, an event that still helps to define American identity. This book redresses this lapse by focusing on the theatrical form seen by the greatest amount of people—musicals—which either trigger or reflect changing American mores.

Remembering The Holocaust

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190207639
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Remembering the Holocaust explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Geoffrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book offers a sweeping historical reconstruction of the Jewish mass murder as it evolved in the popular imagination of Western peoples, as well as an examination of its consequences. Alexander's inquiry points to a broad cultural transition that took place in Western societies after World War II: from confidence in moving past the most terrible of Nazi wartime atrocities to pessimism about the possibility for overcoming violence, ethnic conflict, and war. The Holocaust has become the central tragedy of modern times, an event which can no longer be overcome, but one that offers possibilities to extend its moral lessons beyond Jews to victims of other types of secular and religious strife. Following Alexander's controversial thesis is a series of responses by distinguished scholars in the humanities and social sciences--Martin Jay, Bernhard Giesen, Michael Rothberg, Robert Manne, Nathan Glazer, and Elihu & Ruth Katz--considering the implications of the universal moral relevance of the Holocaust. A final response from Alexander in a postscript focusing on the repercussions of the Holocaust in Israel concludes this forthright and engaging discussion. Remembering the Holocaust is an all-too-rare debate on our conception of the Holocaust, how it has evolved over the years, and the profound effects it will have on the way we envision the future.

Hogan S Heroes

Author: Brenda Scott Royce
Editor: Renaissance Books
ISBN: 1466859571
Size: 16,94 MB
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If your fondest TV memories involve the POWs of Stalag 13 cleverly outwitting their captors, Schultz stammering "I know nothing!" and Hochstetter threatening to send everyone to the Russian front, then this is the book for you. This fun and informative book takes you behind the scenes of the classic 1960s sitcom to reveal: · the story behind the creation, production, and eventual cancellation of the series · the controversy surrounding the show's unlikely premise · interviews with many of the show's stars and crew · biographies of the stars and supporting actors · a detailed guide to each of the 168 episodes · a guide to collecting Hogan's memorabilia · and more... Hogan's Heroes is more popular now than ever before, especially in Germany, where it has become a surprising cult hit. In this book, most of the show's stars and behind-the-scenes personnel share their memories and reflect on the series' enduring popularity.

Grandmother S Radio

Author: Susanne Heinz
Editor: Bayeux Arts
ISBN: 9781896209746
Size: 10,47 MB
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A moving collection of poems, from descendants of the perpetrators and victims of the Holocaust.