Beyond Genocide: How Refugee Agency Preserves Knowledge During Violence-Induced Migration

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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:03:10Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:03:10Z-
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn01726404
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/5840-
dc.description.abstractGenocide targets lives and also aims to destroy cultures. Hence, refugees do not only save their bare lives, as the common notion of a refugee in need of individual protection assumes; they also engage in various collective practices to safeguard their cultural heritage from destruction. As an expression of self-consciousness against genocidal violence, this process of rescue becomes a part of that very cultural heritage and thus fundamentally alters its meaning. To develop a better understanding of this complex process, this article first develops general thoughts on refugee agency and cultural survival. Secondly, to exemplify the variety of such efforts and their cultural meaning, this article examines how European Jews, and particularly the General Jewish Labor Bund, attempted to save Yiddish culture and material collections on the secular history of European Jews during the 20th century. In conclusion, it argues that in addition to the individualized perception of a refugee, we need to consider collective cultural rescue as an integral part of refugee politics.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherGESIS LEIBNIZ INST SOCIAL SCIENCES
dc.relation.ispartofHISTORICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH-HISTORISCHE SOZIALFORSCHUNG
dc.subjectBUND
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectGeneral Jewish Labor Bund
dc.subjectgenocidal violence
dc.subjectgenocide
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectHistory Of Social Sciences
dc.subjectIDENTITY
dc.subjectIndustrial Relations & Labor
dc.subjectJewish history
dc.subjectlabor history
dc.subjectmemory
dc.subjectMigration and refugee studies
dc.subjectORGANIZATION
dc.subjectSocial Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subjectSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dc.subjectYiddish language
dc.titleBeyond Genocide: How Refugee Agency Preserves Knowledge During Violence-Induced Migration
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.12759/hsr.45.2020.4.97-129
dc.identifier.isiISI:000621547100004
dc.description.volume45
dc.description.issue4, SI
dc.description.startpage97
dc.description.endpage129
dc.publisher.placeUNTER SACHSENHAUSEN 6-8, COLOGNE, D-50667, GERMANY
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationHist. Soc. Res.
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