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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cal , or cultural forces to murder the European Jews , Himmelfarb wrote , Hitler
wanted and chose to annihilate them . More than anything else , links between
Hitler and the Holocaust explain why , as Rosenbaum says , " an enormous
Rosenbaum ' s conviction is that the yearning to explain Hitler often divulges a
need that should be resisted , namely , the desire for closure , comfort , and
consolation . Wanting an account that explains everything , we seem to await
To explain Hitler requires explaining them . The difficulty of doing so is summed
up at the end of Kershaw ' s second volume when he acknowledges both the
limits of “ generalizations about the mentalities and behaviour of millions of
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