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Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy

Rebecca Clifford

Oxford Historical Monographs

Swansea University Author: Rebecca Clifford

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Commemorating the Holocaust explores the development of official Holocaust commemoration in France and Italy, drawing far-reaching conclusions about the role of the contemporary state in acknowledging wartime crimes against civilian populations. Rebecca Clifford examines why a public ‘memory’ of the...

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Published in: Oxford Historical Monographs
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2013
Online Access: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679812.do#.UmZmtnBwo1I
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11198
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Abstract: Commemorating the Holocaust explores the development of official Holocaust commemoration in France and Italy, drawing far-reaching conclusions about the role of the contemporary state in acknowledging wartime crimes against civilian populations. Rebecca Clifford examines why a public ‘memory’ of the Holocaust emerged with such force after the end of the Cold War, and questions the extent to which the political discourse surrounding Holocaust memorial days is really about the genocide at all.
College: College of Arts and Humanities