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So, with the assignment you have just completed, we conclude the first week of this course, which was an introduction both to the value of poetry in general, and Holocaust poetry specifically.

In the next two weeks we will deal directly with what we term Holocaust poetry, some of which was written during the events and some after the end of the war.

Selected Bibliography

General Anthology and essays on Holocaust Literature

  • Langer, Lawrence L., Admitting the Holocaust: Collected Essays (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

  • Schiff, Hilda (ed.), Holocaust Poetry (London :Fount, 1995).

Selected Poetry of 3 Poets in this lesson

  • Pagis, Dan, The Selected Poetry of Dan Pagis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).

  • Różewicz, Tadeusz, “The Survivor” and Other Poems (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1976).

  • Symborska, Wisława, Poems: New and Collected, 1957-1997 (Orlando: Harcourt, 1998).

Holocaust in General

  • Friedländer, Saul, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (New York: Harper Collins, 2007).

  • Friedländer, Saul, Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 (New York: Harper Collins, 1997).

  • Hilberg, Raul, The Destruction of the European Jews, 3 vols., (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1985).

  • Kershaw, Ian, Hitler, the Germans and the Final Solution (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

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