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Michaela Wolf - Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps - 9781501313257 - V9781501313257
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Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps

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Description for Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps Paperback. Editor(s): Wolf, Michaela. Series: Literatures, Cultures, Translation. Num Pages: 248 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: CFP; DSBH; HBTZ1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 143 x 216 x 28. Weight in Grams: 332.
This significant new study is concerned with the role of interpreting in Nazi concentration camps, where prisoners were of 30 to 40 different nationalities. With German as the only official language in the lager, communication was vital to the prisoners' survival. While in the last few decades there has been extensive research on the language used by the camp inmates, investigation into the mediating role of interpreters between SS guards and prisoners on the one hand, and among inmates on the other, has been almost nonexistent. On the basis of Primo Levi's considerations on communication ... Read more

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About Michaela Wolf
Michaela Wolf is Associate Professor in the Department of Translation Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. Having published extensively in translation studies, her previous books include Framing the Interpreter (with Anxo Fernandez Ocampo, 2014) and The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soul: Translating and Interpreting, 1848-1918 (2015). Between 2008-2012 she was co-editor of the journal Translation Studies (Routledge).

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Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps is an outstanding contribution to the research of the role of interpreting and interpreters in situations of extreme violence. Based on a thorough examination of revealing primary sources... In sum, this book provides a much-needed study of the complex decisions interpreters have to make in situations of extreme pressure where survival is the ultimate-if not ... Read more

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