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The Holocaust on Television: A New American Jewish "Rite of Spring"
This essay, part of a larger study of the Holocaust on American television, considers the place that Holocaust dramas, documentaries, and other forms of programming presented on broadcast and cable television have found in contemporary American Jewish cultural practice. This is a specifically interesting topic because according to Shandler, watching Holocaust media has found a special place in American Jewish life, taking on the formal and symbolic attributes of ritual. Additionally, the article covers both the connection of the Holocaust with Passover in American broadcasting, and the connection of the Holocaust with "scripting," among other topics covered.
Name of Publication: Freedom and Responsibility: Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity
Page Number(s): 261-269
Genre: Book Chapter
Coverage: United States
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Shandler, Jeffrey. The Holocaust on Television: A New American Jewish "Rite of Spring". Freedom and Responsibility: Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity. KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. 1998: 261-269. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5587
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