For several years, Éditions Kimé in Paris has published the ‘Entre Histoire et Mémoire’ [Between History and Memory] collection, in collaboration with the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz.
‘Entre Histoire et Mémoire’ is a collection of texts relating to testimony, to memory, and to history. The idea behind the collection is very simple: the subjects and questions relating to memory and history do not fit completely into any one academic discipline, and are rarely confined exclusively to history or to remembering. Readers will find that the collection cuts across and goes beyond academic boundaries by offering individual or collective literary or artistic works as well as works dealing with the social sciences.
Another original feature of ‘Entre Histoire et Mémoire’ is that it also offers various types of texts. Of course, memoir-writing has its conventions, and the writing of history is an art in itself, but many memoirs and historical texts use a wide variety of literary forms or set out deliberately to transcend them.
So while the collection includes academic works from various disciplines, it also offers testimony, narratives, plays, analysis of films or scenarios, and even biographies, exhibition catalogues, or teaching aids. The collection’s policy of offering texts not previously translated adds to its variety.
The collection exists only in French and comprises twelve volumes. You can view it by clicking on the FR square at the top right of the page to access the French page.
It includes the proceedings of our 2011 study day on the Gestapo: Daniel Weyssow (ed.), Les Caves de la Gestapo: Reconnaissance et conservation [The Gestapo’s Cellars: Recognition and Preservation]