How to Accept German Reparations (Pennsylvania Studies in by Susan Slyomovics PDF

By Susan Slyomovics

ISBN-10: 0812223497

ISBN-13: 9780812223491

ISBN-10: 0812246063

ISBN-13: 9780812246063

In a landmark strategy that reworked worldwide reparations after the Holocaust, Germany created the most important sustained redress application in historical past, amounting to greater than $60 billion. while human rights violations are awarded basically in fabric phrases, acknowledging an indemnity declare turns into a technique for a sufferer to be well-known. even as, indemnifications impress a few tricky questions about how pain and loss should be measured: How a lot is anyone existence worthy? How a lot or what sort of violence benefits repayment? what's "financial pain," and what does it suggest to monetize "concentration camp survivor syndrome"?

Susan Slyomovics explores this and different repayment courses, either these prior and people who may exist sooner or later, throughout the lens of anthropological and human rights discourse. find out how to account for edition in German reparations and French restitution directed completely at Algerian Jewry for Vichy-era losses? Do crimes of colonialism benefit reparations? How could reparations versions practice to the modern day clash in Israel and Palestine? the writer issues to the examples of her grandmother and mom, Czechoslovakian Jews who survived the Auschwitz, Plaszow, and Markkleeberg camps jointly yet disagreed approximately making use of for the post-World conflict II Wiedergutmachung ("to make stable again") reparation courses. Slyomovics keeps that we will use the legacies of German reparations to re-evaluate techniques to reparations sooner or later, and the result's an research of useful implications, advanced via the tough felony, ethnographic, and private questions that reparations necessarily prompt.

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