Holocaust Cinema Complete: A History and Analysis of 400 Films, with a Teaching Guide by Rich Brownstein
Reviewed by Gerd Bayer
One of the many practical aspects to be discovered in this volume is Brownstein’s system for classifying Holocaust films. His “4+1” method differentiates between when a film takes place (either during or after the Holocaust) and who the protagonist is (either Jewish or Gentile).
Teaching Maus in an Age of Racial Panic and Reckoning
By Barry Trachtenberg
The January 10, 2022 decision by the McMinn County Board of Education in Tennessee to prohibit the teaching of Art Spiegelman’s graphic memoir Maus from its eighth grade (typically, thirteen-year-old students) curriculum set off a firestorm of media attention.