Another CMCI monograph has made it into paperback: Dr Jessica Rapson’s Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice.
This book examines the Holocaust via three sites: the former concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany; the mass grave at Babi Yar, Ukraine; and the razed village of Lidice, Czech Republic. Bringing together recent scholarship from cultural memory and cultural geography, Dr Rapson focuses on the way these violent histories are remembered via the physical sites in which difficult pasts can be represented and understood in the present.
Originally published in hardback in 2015, the 2017 paperback will make Dr Rapson’s work even more widely available. There is a discount available, too: Go the publisher’s website and use the code RAP112 to get 25% off until the end of the year. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/