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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Second , questions about the fate of Holocaust memory should concern us —
particularly if my initial response is valid — because the quality of human life
depends greatly on what we remember , how we remember , and why we
And at the end of the day , there is definitely a sense in which we stop existing
when we can no longer remember . Wiesel fears that the loss of Holocaust
memory threatens the very existence of human society . That loss would leave us
Remember that the Holocaust targeted a particular people , the Jews , first and
foremost . Consequently , the preciousness of all human life and the homes it
requires , the highest qualities of goodness , and even God were assaulted as
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