Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence,Challenges, Polemics & Achievments

Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence,Challenges, Polemics & Achievments

by David Bankier, Dan Michman
     
 

The modes in which historical research is being shaped have become themselves topics of research. Holocaust historiography - the documentation, depiction and analysis of one of the most horrific events in human history - is today a wide ranging academic field in which Jewish and non-Jewish scholars throughout the world are active. But how did this historiography,

Overview

The modes in which historical research is being shaped have become themselves topics of research. Holocaust historiography - the documentation, depiction and analysis of one of the most horrific events in human history - is today a wide ranging academic field in which Jewish and non-Jewish scholars throughout the world are active. But how did this historiography, especially its Jewish aspect, emerge and by what factors was it shaped? This volume examines the very beginnings of the effort to apply scholarly standards to the understanding of the Holocaust - when World War II was still raging and immediately after it had ended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789653083264
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/12/2009
Pages:
614

Meet the Author

Dan Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History and Chair of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan; and serves also as Chief Historian at the Yad Vashem International Institute of Holocaust Research.

David Bankier is the Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies and the Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research - Yad Vashem.

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