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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23 What has to be unlearned is our tendency to hope too easily that all
brokenness can be mended , that all suffering has meaning , that all evil can be
overcome and redeemed , that the fragmentation caused by disaster can be
repaired , that ...
The hope was to learn from the Holocaust as well . ... many kinds joined with
historians and social scientists to pursue those possibilities , but not everyone
shared that hope in equal measure ; in fact , some were very skeptical about it .
I don ' t know why others became interested in teaching the Holocaust , ” his
conference paper said , “ but for me the answer is tied up with a deep longing for
a safer and more humane world , and with the hope that education is one way of
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