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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And yet . . . it does not follow that America ' s encounters with the Holocaust will
be insignificant and inconsequential or that the concerted efforts to keep
Holocaust awareness alive and vital will be without lasting success . To the
John K. Roth. that others lived through directly in earlier times , such encounters
are experiences at secondhand . Whether they are firsthand or secondhand ,
encounters with the Holocaust do not happen in general . They take place
To do so with the awareness that the ethics of memory enjoins , I also have to
underscore that encounters with the Holocaust , especially when they take place
by reading or listening to the testimony of survivors , require what Holocaust ...
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