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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No issue has dominated Holocaust politics more than the debate about the
Holocaust ' s uniqueness . Reasons for the persistence of that issue include the
point that Jonathan Glover underscores in this chapter ' s epigraph . As Glover
T . Katz maintains , the uniqueness claim rests on " the fact that never before has
a state set out , as a matter of intentional principle and actualized policy , to
annihilate physically every man , woman , and child belonging to a specific
Surely it cannot simply be uniqueness issues or even exact historical accuracy ,
crucial though such accuracy is , for historical understanding is scarcely an end
in itself . Historical study presupposes values that are not contained in historical ...
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