Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive (Homo sacer III.)
In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony.
"In its form, this book is a kind of perpetual commentary on testimony. It did not seem possible to proceed otherwise. At a certain point, it became clear that testimony contained at it
The chapter certainly made me feel guilty for saying that daily in ...more
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Remnants of Aushwitz goes through literature put out by holocaust survivors and tries to paint a connections between the biopolitics of then and now which a sort of societal, sedated, form of a concentration camp.
He talks a lot about the concept of the "musselman" which was a term used at concentration camps to refer to someone without humanity. Someone who was a pure physicality, no emotions, ideas, thoughts. Someone who has been essentially destroyed. Also Agamben says that ...more