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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the handicapped , Jehovah ' s Witnesses , and other political and religious
dissidents within Germany itself . At least four terms name this immense tragedy .
Masters of euphemistic language , the Nazis spoke of die Endlösung , “ the Final
... when he acknowledges both the limits of “ generalizations about the
mentalities and behaviour of millions of Germans in the Nazi era ” and the
significance of “ strong elements of pseudo - religious belief ” and “ quasi -
religious associations ...
Our senses of moral and religious authority have been weakened by the
accumulated ruins of history and the depersonalized advances of “ civilization ”
that are taking us from a bloody twentieth century into an even more problematic
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