Holocaust Heritage
Inquiries into European
Historical Cultures

Edited By Klas-Goran Karlsson & Ulf Zander
October 2004
Sekel Bokforlag
ISBN: 919752221X
173 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼” x 9 ¼”
$77.50 Hardcover

In the first post-war decades, the prevailing attitude to the Nazi destruction of European Jewry was silence. Today, the situation is radically different. The holocaust is intensely and widely discussed in many states and societies. The discussions reflect various interests and needs, among them aesthetic, commercial, cultural, existential, ideological, legal, moral, political and scholarly.

By means of a common history - cultural approach, in which history is analyzed in relationship to phenomena such as historical consciousness, memory and trauma, the authors of this anthology analyze such various topics as Israeli efforts to commemorate the rescuing of the Bulgarian Jews, and the discussions in Denmark concerning January 27 as an Auschwitz memorial day.

The book is second in the collection of reports from The Holocaust and European Historical Culture, a research project based at Lund University, Sweden. The aim of the project, initiated in 2001, is to study the interpretations and representations of the Holocaust in various post-war European societies and states.


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