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Shilo, Bilha

Works: 2 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 209 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D810.C8, 940.5314
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Most widely held works by Bilha Shilo
Contested heritage : Jewish cultural property after 1945 by Caroline Jessen( )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the Nazi regime's policies, European Jewish cultural property was dispersed, dislocated, and destroyed. Books, manuscripts, and artworks were either taken by their fleeing owners and were transferred to different places worldwide, or they fell prey to systematic looting and destruction under German occupation. Until today, a significant amount of items can be found in private and public collections in Germany as well as abroad with an unclear or disputed provenance. Contested Heritage. Jewish Cultural Property after 1945 illuminates the political and cultural implications of Jewish cultural property looted and displaced during the Holocaust. The volume includes seventeen essays, accompanied by newly discovered archival material and illustrations, which address a wide range of topics: from the shifting meaning and character of the objects themselves, the so-called object biographies, their restitution processes after 1945, conflicting ideas about their appropriate location, political interests in their preservation, actors and networks involved in salvage operations, to questions of intellectual and cultural transfer processes revolving around the moving objects and their literary resonances. Thus, it offers a fascinating insight into lesser-known dimensions of the aftermath of the Holocaust and the history of Jews in postwar Europe
Hashavah ṿe-haḥmatsah : tom ha-teḳufah ha-Eropit shel Yiṿo by Bilha Shilo( Book )

3 editions published in 2022 in Hebrew and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the extraordinary success of the restitution of the collections of YIVO (Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut) - the prestigious research institution of the Yiddish language and culture. A Drama in Acts traces the fragments of post Second World War YIVO, which meanwhile moved from Vilna to New York - in restituting its cultural property in the West, in the American occupied zone, and documents its bitter failure in the Soviet occupied territory in the East. The book explores, through the question of cultural property ownership, a range of historical issues: the development of modern Jewish culture in Eastern Europe, the advance of Yiddish as a modern literary language, the history of Jewish culture under communist regime, and its extermination under Nazi rule. Other issues addressed are the demise of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe following the division of Europe and the Cold War, and lastly - the conflict between Israel and the Diaspora over the inheritance of Jewish European culture.--Publiser's website
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Contested heritage : Jewish cultural property after 1945
Alternative Names
שילו, בלהה