“Holocaust Tourists: Consumers or Producers?”
Millions of tourists each year visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Complex in Jerusalem, Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and the United States Holocaust Memorial and… Read more
Daniel Reynolds is an Associate Professor in German Studies at Grinnell College in Iowa, USA, where he has taught since 1998. He earned his PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and his B.S. In Economics from Georgetown University. From 2007-2010 he was the director of Grinnell College’s Center for the Humanities. He is completing a monograph on Holocaust tourism, in which he bridges the field of tourism studies with the field of Holocaust and genocide studies. He has been undertaking extensive field research to sits of Holocaust commemoration, and most recently he is the author of “Tourism, the Holocaust, and the Humanties” (International Journal of the Humanities 9.3, 2011). Prior to working in the field tourism studies, his research has focussed on German postcolonial literature, and the relationship between historiography and narrative fiction in German literatures since Nietzsche. His published articles include pieces on recent postcolonial fiction recalling the Colongial War of 1904-7 (German Studies Review 2008), Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser (Seminar 2003), and Günter Grass’ Zunge zeigen (German Life and Letters 2003).