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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No issue has dominated Holocaust politics more than the debate about the
Holocaust ' s uniqueness . Reasons for the persistence of that issue include the
point that Jonathan Glover underscores in this chapter ' s epigraph . As Glover
Moreover , there is no doubt about it : The uniqueness debate does leave us in
ambiguous territory . Some scholars contend , for example , that Nazi Germany ' s
targeting of the Sinti and Roma did not differ substantially from the fate intended ...
The students ' intuitions do so , I believe , because of the ways in which they
avoid the uniqueness debate while still keeping attention focused on the
particularity of the Holocaust and genocide . The question “ Why should the
Holocaust be ...
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