Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2001 - 354 páginas
More than half a century after Nazi Germany's genocidal assault on the Jewish people, the Holocaust grips our attention as never before, raising hotly-debated questions: how is the Holocaust best remembered? What are its lessons? Who gets to answer those questions? Who owns the Holocaust? These questions provoke disagreements that can be cutthroat or constructive. Taking its point of departure from the controversy that swirled around the author's aborted appointment as director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Holocaust Politics shows how contemporary attitudes and priorities compete to determine that all-important difference.
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Instead these two meanings stress our belonging to history so that we not only
admit history ' s grip upon us but also recognize the claims and responsibilities
that its grip confers . Here is what I have in mind : To own something can mean
T . Katz maintains , the uniqueness claim rests on " the fact that never before has
a state set out , as a matter of intentional principle and actualized policy , to
annihilate physically every man , woman , and child belonging to a specific
But a post - Holocaust reading of that claim will be broader and more in keeping
with awareness that Christian particularity makes no sense apart from Jewish
particularity . The point , moreover , is not that these traditions must meet each
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