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Civil Courage: A Response to Contemporary Conflict and Prejudice

Civil Courage: A Response to Contemporary Conflict and Prejudice

by Naomi Kramer


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ISBN-13: 9781433100574
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Naomi Kramer is Director of the Kleinmann Family Foundation, a non-profit organization mandated by the Canadian government to educate the public about the destructive powers of prejudice and discrimination. During her tenure as Education Director of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre she curated several exhibits, including: «Children in the Holocaust: A Legacy» and «Visualizing Memory.» She is coauthor of The Fallacy of Race and the Shoah, recipient of the Canadian Yad Vashem Award for the best book on the Holocaust in 2000, and editor of Building History: The Shoah in Art, Memory, and Myth (Lang, 2001). Kramer also conceived and curated the first Canadian Jewish Virtual Museum and Archive (

Table of Contents

Contents: Ronald Headland: Beyond Goldhagen: The Problem of the Motives of Nazi Mass Murderers – Martin Doerry: Rethinking Remembrance – Sevak Joseph Manjikian: Genocide and the Failure to Respond – Pierre Sauvage: America and the Holocaust – Neil Caplan: Jewish Victimhood and Teaching about the Holocaust – Motti Golani: Israel and the Holocaust: Education and the Resort to Force – Yasuhiro Tae: Holocaust Education in Japan: An Overview – Angelika Maeser Lemieux: «Strange Savagery»: Prejudice, Persecution and Genocide in the Lives of Jews and North American Aboriginals – Yair Auron: On the Obligation of Teaching Holocaust and Genocide in Israel and in the World – Ray Wolpow/Brian Hanrahan: From Sympathy to Empathy to Action: The Restorative and Transformative Potential of Holocaust Education – Angelika Maeser Lemieux: Women’s Life Writing of the Shoah: Reflections on Genre, Gender, and Pedagogy – Dan Schreiber: Memory in Dialogue: Conclusion of the Belgian Pilot Project: Schools for Democracy – Michael Pollan: Understanding the Meaning of Historical Responsibility: Perspectives of an Austrian Jew at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre – Emanuele Ottolenghi: Europe, the Jews, and Antisemitism – Mark Weitzman: Antisemitism in North America – Hans Möller: The Danish Jewish Escape from Nazi Occupied Denmark 1943 – William H. Donat: Two Rescues – Sheldon Schreter: Holocaust Echoes and Issues: Comments on a Visit to Poland and Prague: May 2005 – Sheldon Schreter: Visit to Sighet, Romania: October 2006.

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