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From Guilt to Shame:
Auschwitz and After
Ruth Leys

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Acknowledgments ix

INTRODUCTION: From Guilt to Shame 1

CHAPTER ONE: Survivor Guilt 17
The Slap 17
She Demanded to Be Killed Herself and Bitten to Death 24
Identification with the Aggressor 32
Survivor Guilt 38
The Dead 47

CHAPTER TWO: Dismantling Survivor Guilt 56
"Radical Nakedness" 56
The Survivor as Witness 61
Dramaturgies of the Self 68
The Subject of Imitation 76
Psychoanalytic Revisions 83

CHAPTER THREE: Image and Trauma 93
Imagery and PTSD 93
Miscellaneous Symptoms 99
Stress Films 106
PTSD and Shame 118

CHAPTER FOUR: Shame Now 123
Shame's Revival 123
Shame and Specularity 126
Shame and the Self 129
Autotelism 133
The Evidence 137
Objectless Emotions 145
The Primacy of Personal Differences 150
Posthistoricism 154

CHAPTER FIVE: The Shame of Auschwitz 157
The Gray Zone 157
"That Match Is Never Over" 162
The Matter of Testimony 165
Shame 170
The Flush 174

Conclusion 180
Appendix 187
Index 193

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