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LOER, THOMAS (2023): Annullierte Reziprozität: Überlegungen zu einem zentralen Aspekt der nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungspraxis ausgehend von der Analyse einer Photographie aus Auschwitz. In: Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung Jg. 21, Heft 2, S. 203–231. https://www.velbrueck.d ... hrgang-2023-Heft-2.html 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: de: Deutsch
BibTeX citation key: Loer2023c
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Keywords: annullierte Reziprozität, Bildinterpretation, Datentyp: Fotographie, Didi-Huberman [Georges], Fremdbestimmung, Gewalt, Holocaust, Konzentrationslager, Normalität, Photographieanalyse, Reziprozität, Shoah, Sonderkommando
Creators: Loer
Publisher: Velbrück Wissenschaft (Weilerswist)
Collection: Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung
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Analysing one of the notorious four Auschwitz photographs taken by members of a so-called Sonderkommando the author reveals the structure of annulled reciprocity as the core of the nazi practice of extermination. The research on this topic is one of the most challenging scholarly works in the humanities and social sciences: to understand and to explain the possibility of what must be called ›the real evil‹ causing speechles horror (H. Arendt). The analysis of the photograph showing members of the ›Sonderkommando‹ operating with a mass of corpses is a fortiori challenging because of the undeniable paradoxical entanglement of victimhood and guilt. Using the method of Objective Hermeneutics (U. Oevermann) the article reconstructs the meaning of the photo step by step. This meticulous examination discloses that the members of the ›Sonderkommandos‹ live a vita perversa by saving their own lifes through annulling reciprocity towards the victims and by that ›losing their quality of a human being‹ (Vercors) themselves – and it explains that it is by the extermination camp’s specific structure of being a mundus absurdus that they are compelled to do so. Furthermore the article advocates the relevance of data like the photograph which phenomenally and hauntingly show the structure the conceptualisation of which takes so much scrutinising analytical effort.
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