The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

Awards:   Long-listed for Colin Roderick Award 2019 (Australia) Long-listed for Nib Waverley Library Award 2018 (Australia) Short-listed for Nib Military History Prize 2018 (Australia) Short-listed for Nib Waverley Library Award 2018 (Australia) Winner of Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2018 (Australia) Winner of Nib Waverley Library Award 2018 (Australia)
Author:   Helen Lewis
Publisher:   Text Publishing
ISBN:  

9781925603620


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   28 May 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Long-listed for Colin Roderick Award 2019 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Nib Waverley Library Award 2018 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Nib Military History Prize 2018 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Nib Waverley Library Award 2018 (Australia)
  • Winner of Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2018 (Australia)
  • Winner of Nib Waverley Library Award 2018 (Australia)

Overview

Helen Lewis was just a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were the most horrifying photographs she'd ever seen-a record of the atrocities committed at Bergen-Belsen. They belonged to her father, Mike, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who had filmed the camp's liberation. The child of Jewish refugees, Mike had grown up in London's East End and experienced antisemitism firsthand in the England of the 1930s. Those first images of the Nazis' crimes, shot by Mike Lewis and others like him, shocked the world. In The Dead Still Cry Out, his daughter Helen uses photographs and film stills to reconstruct Mike's early life and experience of the war, while exploring broader questions too: what it means to belong; how history and memory are shaped-and how anyone can deny the Holocaust in the face of such powerful evidence.

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Author:   Helen Lewis
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.442kg
ISBN:  

9781925603620


ISBN 10:   1925603628
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   28 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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`This mesmerising account of a daughter's quest to recreate her father's life as a combat cameraman sharpens our focus on what it means to bear witness to the unprecedented horrors of the Holocaust and its imprint on human history.' -- Mark Raphael Baker


`How a Jewish boy from London's East End ended up clutching a camera to record the war's harrowing finale is the subject of Lewis's reflective study, The Dead Still Cry Out...It's equally a powerful and disturbing account of her attempt to come to terms with her father's task, his reluctance to describe in detail what he saw, and his legacy to history.' * Australian * `Military history buffs will love [Lewis's] tale... She offers a fine discussion on the responsibilities of photographers and publishers of war images.' * SA Weekend * `This mesmerising account of a daughter's quest to recreate her father's life as a combat cameraman sharpens our focus on what it means to bear witness to the unprecedented horrors of the Holocaust and its imprint on human history.' -- Mark Raphael Baker


Author Information

Helen Lewis is a writer, editor and researcher who was born in England and moved to Australia when she was twenty-one. She wrote her PhD thesis on her father's experiences as a combat cameraman and has presented conference papers in Australia and overseas on the ethics and aesthetics of disseminating images of atrocity. In 2012 she was a research associate at the Imperial War Museum, London. She lives in the hinterland of Eden, New South Wales, where she indulges her love of gardening.

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