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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Or one can own a fault in the sense of acknowledging it . In related but far more
profound senses , the Holocaust and its burdens could be owned in these ways .
They could be owned by Jews , Germans , Christians , scholars , and others , not
Instead , I think we will find that a different sense of ownership , one that is not
possessive , comes into play . In that perspective , one owns the Holocaust , first ,
by acknowledging and admitting its burdens of history . Then we also belong to
In that sense , Lawrence Langer rightly reminds us that “ there is nothing to be
learned from a baby torn in two or a woman buried alive . ” I also do not mean
that the good memories Holocaust education aims to create consist only or even
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