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Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Jeffrey C. Alexander


This book explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the 20th century, and what this means. It debates how the Holocaust has evolved over the years, and the profound effects it will have on the way we envision the future. Presenting controversial work, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, the book offers a sweeping historical reconstruction of the Jewish mass murder as it evolved in the popular imagination of Western peoples, as well as an examination of its consequences. The book's inquiry points to a broad cultural transiti ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, 20th century, Jewish mass murder, cultural transition, Western societies, World War II, Nazi, atrocities, secular and religious strife, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326222
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey C. Alexander, author
Yale University