Holocaust Politics

Holocaust Politics

by John K. Roth


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Holocaust Politics by John K. Roth

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498283366
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/18/2016
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John K. Roth is Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, where he taught from 1966 through 2006. In addition to service on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and on the editorial board for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, he has published hundreds of articles and reviews and authored, coauthored, or edited more than forty books. In 1988, he was named U.S. National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: What Is Holocaust Politics? 1

1 Who Owns the Holocaust? 33

2 What Can and Cannot Be Said about the Holocaust? 65

3 How Is the Holocaust Best Remembered? 106

4 How Is the Holocaust a Warning? 138

5 Holocaust Politics and Post-Holocaust Christianity 177

6 Ethics after Auschwitz: What Can Be Learned from the Holocaust? 220

Epilogue: Where Does Holocaust Politics Lead? 255

Notes 285

Select Bibliography 327

Index 339

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