Holocaust Memory: Between Universal and Particular

Seymour, D. (2016). Holocaust Memory: Between Universal and Particular. In: The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century. (pp. 15-31). Routledge. ISBN 1317299582

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Abstract

This essay is part of an ongoing project that looks at the way the Holocaust and ‘Holocaust memory’ comes to be subsumed within contemporary forms of antisemitism. The most recent and paradoxical illustration of this phenomenon concerns recent ‘debates’ around its now annual commemoration, Holocaust Memorial Day. At the core of these debates is the idea that Holocaust Memorial Day’s seemingly singular focus on nazi crimes against Jews which serves not only to ‘privilege’ its Jewish victims at the expense of others, but also, serves particularist Jewish interests, most notably, Jewish nationalism or ‘Zionism’.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century on 11/10/2016, available online at https://www.routledge.com/The-Holocaust-in-the-Twenty-First-Century-Contesting-Contested-Memories/Seymour-Camino/p/book/9781138124769
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holocaust, antisemitism,Holocaust Memorial Day,Zionism
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: The City Law School > The City Law School - Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15739

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