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By Felix Weinberg

Anyone who survived the exterminations camps should have an untypical tale to inform. the common camp tale of the hundreds of thousands led to demise ... We, the few who survived the struggle and the bulk who perished within the camps, didn't use and don't have understood phrases resembling 'holocaust' or 'death march.' those have been coined later, by means of outsiders."

In 1939 twelve-year-old Felix Weinberg fell into the palms of the Nazis. Imprisoned for many of his teenage existence, Felix survived 5 focus camps, together with Terezin, Auschwitz, and Birkenau, slightly surviving the dying March from Blechhammer in 1945. After wasting his mom and brother within the camps, he was once liberated at Buchenwald and finally reunited at seventeen together with his father in Britain, the place they equipped a brand new existence jointly. Boy 30529 is a unprecedented memoir of the Holocaust, in addition to a relocating meditation at the nature of memory.

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And what did it play? ‘Hot’ music! 60 The coarsest and subtlest lies could be interpreted, but not silence. The integration of the radio into everyday life was now complete. The running commentary to our daily lives by the radio could not be stopped; stopping it would create a crisis. Had listening to the radio become the 32 The Undivided Sky only way to place ourselves in history, making us experience modernity? Did the experience of the ‘now’ depend on the radio receiver? Theoretical approaches Despite its title, Brecht’s Radiotheorie could not really be considered a worked out theoretical model, primarily due to its brevity.

Language, to Voloshinov, is a field of ideological contention, not a monolithic system; words are the building material of ideology, since without them no values could exist. How then can broadcast language – and particularly the language of news and in-depth reporting – be analysed? Are there such things as clear ideological markers, which either ‘hide’ the truth or impose a lie? In the climate of the Cold War, radio broadcasting certainly helped to create an atmosphere of anxiety, a sense of crisis.

64 Radio, McLuhan believes, has had a different background in the USA and Britain because of their long exposure to literacy and industrialism. This ‘intensely visual organisation of experience’ meant that the ‘hot’ radio could easily be integrated into the web of other media. 65 The deeply personal and intimate effect of the radio offers a world of unspoken communication between the broadcaster and the listener. 66 But for McLuhan this private experience is ‘charged with the resonating echoes of tribal horns and antique drums’67 which turns the audience into a resonating echo chamber.

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