The Assault on Holocaust Memory

By Alvin H. Rosenfeld

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2001

Rosenfeld argues that a major concern in Holocaust memory should be those who criticize the prominence of the Holocaust in public consciousness and the motives of those who seek to perpetuate its memory. These critics represent a new stage of polemical engagement with the Holocaust that has been developing over the years. As a result, Holocaust memory at the beginning of the 21st century, is under mounting attack. If, in fact, the forgetting of the Holocaust is encouraged and adopted, the Jewish people will not return to traditional religious practice, but will return to the vulnerability that preceded the Holocaust and helped bring it about.

Topic: History, Shoah, Holocaust

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 101

Page Number(s): 3-20

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Language: English

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Rosenfeld, Alvin H. The Assault on Holocaust Memory. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2001: 3-20. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14720


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