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Entries for ' Holocaust'

It can be argued that the Holocaust is the most published-about event in history. The Yad Vashem Library holds some 125,000 titles in 54 languages about the Holocaust and related events. Although we know a great deal about the Holocaust, new issues, sometimes of major importance, still arise. Over the last few years, one of those issues is where the Holocaust should stand in relation to wider contexts. There is much importance in anchoring the Holocaust in wider contexts, especially to counter the idea that it is some aberration in human history. Nonetheless, some of this discussion has become problematic and some of the problematic aspects have begun to surface in serious academic works. Perhaps most salient are the works of Timothy Snyder (Bloodlands) and Donald Bloxham (The Final Solution: A Genocide), which are being discussed widely and are deeply flawed. Perhaps unwittingly, such studies provide fodder to people who would like to manipulate the memory and history of the Holocaust for their own ends.

Presented by Rob Rozett at the 2011 AJL Convention, Montreal, Quebec.

35 min 17 sec

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