Witnessing the witness of war crimes, mass murder, and genocide: From the 1920s to the present

Manuela Consonni*, Philip Galland Nord

*Corresponding author for this work

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Rethinking the concepts of "witnessing" and "witness" is highly relevant to the study of war crimes, mass murder and genocide. Through multiple readings, the volume shows the meanings and functions of witnessing in a political and historical context marked by the emergence of multiculturalism. The ultimate goal is the exploration of divergent and intersectional positions of the witness and witnessing as both concrete and hermeneutical categories. As a result, the mechanisms of social, political, and psychological oppression, murder and genocide will become tangible and understandable with greater precision and finesse.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin/München/Boston
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages278
ISBN (Electronic)9783110771381
ISBN (Print)9783110770896
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameThe Vidal Sassoon Studies in Antisemitism, Racism, and Prejudice Series
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston. All rights reserved.


  • Genocide
  • Memory
  • Trials
  • War Crimes
  • Witnessing


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