Commemorating the Holocaust The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 09/15/2013
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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How and why were official Holocaust commemorations created? Why did the drive for states to "remember" their roles in the persecution of Jewish populations accelerate only after the collapse of the Cold War? Who pressed for these commemorations, and what motivated their activism? To what extent was the discourse surrounding national Holocaust commemorations really about the genocide at all? Commemorating the Holocaust explores these key questions, challenging commonly-held assumptions about the origins of and players involved in the creation of Holocaust memorial days. Clifford draws conclusions that shed light both on the state of Holocaust memory in France and Italy, and more broadly on the collective memory of World War II in contemporary Europe.