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Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

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Remembering the Holocaust explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Geoffrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book of ...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2009)
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Jan Peczkis
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Priceless! Polokaust is a “Sideshow” to the Jews’ Holocaust. So Are All Other Genocides—Thanks to Leftist Ideation and Jewish Influence

INTRODUCTION: THREE TYPES OF HOLOCAUST SUPREMACISM

For purpose of my reviews, and in the interests of clarity, I categorize Holocaust supremacism into three types: 1) Formal; 2) Mystified; and 3) Practical. The three commonly overlap.

In Formal Holocaust supremacism, various seemingly-factual rationalizations are advanced to justify the pre-eminence of the Holocau
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Kylie
Feb 05, 2011 rated it liked it
The theory being thrown around in this debate isn't for everyone. But if you have some background understanding about some of the theoretical discussion that focuses on the Holocaust this book is a very good resource for new ideas and concepts.
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“Indeed, a symptom of post-Holocaust trauma is that normative assumptions about the human species are questioned more than ever. Can human nature still be trusted? The breach of civilized values was too great—and in a nation that had produced so many significant philosophers, scientists, scholars, and artists. The intellectual shock—a secondary trauma, as it were—is not only that it happened but also that it happened with only scattered pockets of resistance and even a degree of cooperation among the cultured classes.” 1 likes
“A case is made—confronted by Alexander in his response to the commentators—that by the 1990s an “Americanization” of the Holocaust as well as its “Europeanization” had sanctified moral reactions to the event without an adequate self-critical reflection about the West’s imperialistic and colonial policies. Thus the acknowledgment by these nations of a moral universal, necessary to prevent Holocausts, seems somewhat rhetorical.” 0 likes
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