The Place of the Holocaust In Jewish Consciousness

By Antony Lerman

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1998

Many Jews today find it difficult to see their awareness of the Holocaust in contemporary historical perspective. Jewish awareness and consciousness of the Holocaust has moved through a number of different phases since the end of the Second World War: the establishment of Israel, Eichmann's trial, the Six-Days War, and the collapse of Communism. In this paper, the author reviews these phases in order to develop some perspective on the current situation and future trends.

Topic: History, Jewish Identity, Shoah, Communal Memory, Identity Formation, Holocaust, Secularism, Identity

Name of Publication: The Jewish People in the 21st Century

Page Number(s): 25-49

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel

Language: English

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Lerman, Antony. The Place of the Holocaust In Jewish Consciousness. The Jewish People in the 21st Century. Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. 1998: 25-49. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10824


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