This essay explores the relationship between the textual features of popular cultural artifacts pertaining to the Holocaust and their reception circumstances. Comparative cultural studies methods are deployed in analyzing a film, Life is Beautiful (Roberto Begnini, 1997); a children’s book, Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches (1961); and the Jewish Museum Berlin, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
Metz, Walter C. "Show Me the Shoah!: Generic Experience and Spectatorship in Popular Representations of the Holocaust." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 27, No. 1 (Fall 2008): 16-35.