Holocaust perversions: The Stalags pulp fiction and the Eichmann trial

Amit Pinchevski*, Roy Brand

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Abstract

The Stalags, an Israeli pulp fiction series whose advent coincided with the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, portrayed sadomasochistic scenarios between SS female guards and Allied soldiers in POW camps. Written in Hebrew by native Israelis, these cheap pocketbooks were enormously popular with Israeli teenagers, many of whom were children of Holocaust survivors. We posit the Stalags (a) as a fictional counterpart of the trial, complementing the legal procedure with feats of the imagination, and (b) as a text upon which the Israeli young generation negotiated issues of power and identity.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)387-407
Number of pages21
JournalCritical Studies in Media Communication
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Holocaust Memory
  • Israel
  • Pornography
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Representation of Nazism
  • Trauma

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