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From the Pencil to Pixels: Traces of Dutch Presence in Buchenwald

From the book Buchenwald

  • Yra van Dijk and Adriënne Baars-Schuyt


This article describes the various ‘waves’ of Dutch prisoners who came to Buchenwald and the remnants they left behind in cultural and personal memory. In the texts, drawings and physical and digital memorials of Buchenwald, we find all three functions of Mahnmal, Denkmal and Gedenkstätte. In the early topdown or institutional memory, such as monuments, an inequality is visible with an emphasis on non-Jewish survivors. Digital archives may offer a more inclusive contribution to memory culture.

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