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field of knowledge, was partially constituted around the study of funerary rituals and the social logics of their perpetuation.5 How­ ever, despite mass violence and genocide increasingly appearing as structural elements of the legacy of the twentieth century, and despite research in the fields of Holocaust studies and genocide studies developing rapidly, the dead body seems to elude the atten­tion of researchers, whether historians, anthropologists, or lawyers. Very few of them have taken an interest in what became of the millions of corpses produced by mass crimes

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more examples, see Sturdy Colls, Holocaust Archaeologies, chs 2 and 3. 191 ‘Ear th conceal not my blood’   191 37 C. Sturdy Colls, ‘Gone but not forgotten: archaeological approaches to the landscape of the former extermination camp at Treblinka, Poland’, Holocaust Studies and Materials, 3 (2014), 239–​89. 38 W. Chrostowski, Extermination Camp Treblinka (London:  Vallentine Mitchell, 2004); Arad, Bełzec, Sobibor and Treblinka. 39 See Rajzman, Samual, in IMTN, Trial of the Major War Criminals. 40 Muzeum Walki i Męczeństwa w Treblince, 2011. URL

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Stiftungand the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)for their generous support of the research built upon by this chapter. 2 For a detailed history of the fierce political debates surrounding the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, see ‘Germany’s Holocaust memorial problem –​and mine’, in J. Young, At Memory’s Edge:  After Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2000), pp. 184–​223. This addressed both the contested idea of commemorating the Jewish victims of National Socialism in Berlin and

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