Remembering the Holocaust in Germany, 1945-2000: German Strategies and Jewish Responses

Remembering the Holocaust in Germany, 1945-2000: German Strategies and Jewish Responses

by Dan Michman
     
 

Ten authors from five countries present a variety of fresh analyses of the strategies Germans have adopted in coping with the Nazi past. Through historical, sociological, educational, and cultural approaches the unresolved tensions existing in German society - between the will to be accepted as an integral part of western civilization and to put the Nazi chapter in

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Ten authors from five countries present a variety of fresh analyses of the strategies Germans have adopted in coping with the Nazi past. Through historical, sociological, educational, and cultural approaches the unresolved tensions existing in German society - between the will to be accepted as an integral part of western civilization and to put the Nazi chapter in general and the Holocaust in particular behind, on the one hand, and an awareness of responsibility combined with recurring, sometimes sudden, manifestations of long-term results and implications of the past, on the other - are analyzed. Through its multifaceted approach, this book contributes to a better understanding of present-day German society and of Germany’s delicate relationships with both the United States and Israel.

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Ten contributions, presented by Michman (Jewish history, Hebrew U., Israel) explore the reaction of German historical memory to the Holocaust and the consequent reactions of Jews in Germany, the United States, and Israel to Germany's ambivalence. The unsolved tension between the German will to be accepted as normal and an awareness of responsibility is the recurrent theme in the articles, but the material is examined from various historical, cultural, philosophical, and sociological approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820458045
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2002
Series:
Studies in Modern European History Series, #48
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editor: Dan Michman earned his Ph.D. in Jewish history from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is Professor of Modern Jewish History and Incumbent of the Spiegel Family Chair in Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He also serves as Chief Historian of Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Remembrance and Research Authority of Israel. His books include The Jewish Refugees from Germany in the Netherlands, 1933-1940; Days of Holocaust and Reckoning; Het Liberale Jodendom in Nederland, 1929-1943; and Die Historiographie der Shoah aus jüdischer Sicht.

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