The Ethics of Elie Wiesel`s Storytelling as a New Theoretical Approach in Representing the Holocaust

  • Alina Marincean Ph.D. Student, Department of Communication, PR and Advertising, Babes-Bolyai University
Keywords: ethics, Elie Wiesel`s Storytelling, Holocaust, Theoretical Approach

Abstract

Grounded on Giorgio Agamben's assertion that once the historical, technical and legal context of the Jewish genocide has been sufficiently clarified, we are facing a serious challenge when we really seek to understand it and becomes more thought-provoking when we try to represent it. The difference between what we know about the Holocaust and how this delicate issue should be represented is facing major challenges in the context of content abundance onboth Holocaust classical analyses or contemporary digital formats.

Contemporary society is facing ethical and emotional limitation regarding Holocaust representation. What is the right way to represent the Holocaust after eight decades since the Holocaust took place is one of the relevant questions that arises in this context? How to live, what to do, and how do the consequences of my actions affect society after the Holocaust experience,are some of the questsof Elie Wiesel’s life.The paper will highlight how his storytelling provides some guidelines for shaping a possible good way of representing the Holocaust and what are its resources. It will also illustrate what are the ethical components of his storytellingthat constitute an example of ethical conduct and give some relevant suggestions on how to instrument them in order to place Holocaust representation on a progressive way of reflection.

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Published
2022-01-12
How to Cite
Marincean, A. (2022). The Ethics of Elie Wiesel`s Storytelling as a New Theoretical Approach in Representing the Holocaust. LUMEN Proceedings, 17, 396-411. https://doi.org/10.18662/wlc2021/39