Holocaust Remembrance Between the National and the Transnational provides a key study of the remembrance of the Jewish Catastrophe and the Nazi-era past in the world arena. It uses a range of primary documentation from the restitution conferences, speeches and presentations made at the Stockholm International Forum of 2000 (SIF 2000), a global event and an attempt to mark a defining moment in the inter-cultural construction of the political and institutional memory of the Holocaust in the USA, Europe and Israel. Containing oral history interviews with delegates to the conference and contemporary press reports, this book explores the inter-relationships between global and national Holocaust remembrances.
The causes, consequences and 'cosmopolitan' intellectual context for understanding the SIF 2000 are discussed in great detail. Larissa Allwork examines this seminal moment in efforts to globally promote the important, if ever controversial, topics of Holocaust remembrance, worldwide Genocide prevention and the commemoration of the Nazi past. Providing a balanced assessment of the Stockholm Project, this book is an important study for those interested in the remembrance of the Holocaust and the Third Reich, as well as the recent global direction in memory studies.
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Table of Contents
Introduction - The Stockholm International Forum (2000) and the Transnational Turn in Memory Studies
1. 'Money ought not to be the last memory of the Holocaust': The International and Transnational Context for the Stockholm International Forum (2000)
2. Connecting with the World? The ITF and the Organization and Media Reception of the SIF 2000
3. The Global Legacies of the Stockholm International Forum (2000): The Subsequent Stockholm Conferences and the First Decade of the International Task Force
4. Holocaust Remembrance Between the National and the Transnational: The International Task Force British/Lithuanian 'Liaison Project'
5. The Intellectual and Institutional Context for Understanding the Stockholm International Forum (2000): The 'Cosmopolitan' Potentials of the SIF 2000 and the Limits of the 'New Cosmopolitan' Global Theory