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By Susan Slyomovics

ISBN-10: 0812223497

ISBN-13: 9780812223491

ISBN-10: 0812246063

ISBN-13: 9780812246063

In a landmark technique that reworked international reparations after the Holocaust, Germany created the most important sustained redress software in heritage, amounting to greater than $60 billion. while human rights violations are awarded basically in fabric phrases, acknowledging an indemnity declare turns into a method for a sufferer to be famous. even as, indemnifications galvanize a few tricky questions about how pain and loss might be measured: How a lot is somebody lifestyles worthy? How a lot or what sort of violence advantages repayment? what's "financial pain," and what does it suggest to monetize "concentration camp survivor syndrome"?

Susan Slyomovics explores this and different reimbursement courses, either these earlier and those who may perhaps exist sooner or later, in the course of the lens of anthropological and human rights discourse. how you can account for version in German reparations and French restitution directed exclusively at Algerian Jewry for Vichy-era losses? Do crimes of colonialism advantage reparations? How may perhaps reparations types observe 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 employing for the post-World struggle II Wiedergutmachung ("to make strong again") reparation courses. Slyomovics keeps that we will use the legacies of German reparations to reassess ways to reparations sooner or later, and the result's an research of sensible implications, advanced via the tough felony, ethnographic, and private questions that reparations unavoidably prompt.

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