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Sophie’s Choiceという表現をきっかけに、Sophie’s ChoiceやBook Thiefなどを読んだのですが、下記に紹介するNew York Review Of Booksの記事を読んだ後でもあったので、ポップカルチャーのテーマとしての「ホロコースト」が気になりました。中公新書の「ホロコースト」に書いてあったことですが、ホロコーストというトピックがポップカルチャーで大きな関心を集めたのは1978年NBCドラマだそうです。戦後ずいぶんと経ってからなんですね。

Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the (fictional) Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, who gradually becomes a merciless war criminal. Holocaust highlighted numerous important events which occurred up to and during World War II, such as Kristallnacht, the creation of Jewish ghettos and later, the use of gas chambers. Although the miniseries won several awards and received critical acclaim, it was criticized by some, including noted Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, who described it as "untrue and offensive."



The Anatomy of Hell
Richard J. Evans

JULY 9, 2015 ISSUE
In the popular imagination, the Nazi concentration camp now features mainly as a place where Jews were taken to be gassed. In a recent German opinion poll, most respondents associated the camps with the persecution and murder of Jews; under 10 percent mentioned other categories of camp prisoners, such as Communists, criminals, or homosexuals. The power of the “Holocaust” as a concept has all but obliterated other aspects of the crimes of the Nazis and the sufferings of their victims and driven the history of the camps from cultural memory. No crime in human history outdoes the genocidal extermination of six million European Jews on the orders of the leader of Germany’s self-styled “Third Reich.” Yet the majority of the Jewish victims of Nazi mass murder were not killed in the camps; they were shot, starved to death, or left to die of diseases that could easily have been prevented or treated but were not. The concentration camp was in no way synonymous with the Holocaust.

1. The Road to Character
David Brooks

2. Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
Brent Schlender、 Rick Tetzeli

3. H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald

4. Building the H Bomb :A Personal History
Kenneth W Ford

5. Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon
Christine M. E. Guth

6. Art of Edo Japan: The Artist and the City 1615-1868
by Christine Guth

7. Sophie's Choice
by William Styron

8. The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

9. General Will 2.0: Rousseau, Freud, Google
by Hiroki Azuma (Author), John Person (Translator)