Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe

Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe

Saul Friedlander
Distribution: Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico and United States of America
Publication date: 11/22/1993
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-32483-2
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No one has written more incisively about the dynamics and divergences of German and Jewish memory of the Third Reich than Saul Friedlander. His new book is a singularly important contribution to our understanding of the evolving memory of the Nazi period within German and Jewish historical consciousness." —Alvin H. Rosenfeld

... This volume is of importance not only for Holocaust research itself, but also for understanding German and Israeli societies." —Bulletin of the Arnold and Leora Finkler Institute of the Holocaust Research

A world-famous scholar analyzes the historiography of the Nazi period, including conflicting interpretations of the Holocaust and the impact of German reunification.

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SAUL FRIEDLANDER is the author of numerous books, including When Memory Comes and Reflections of Nazism: An Essay on Kitsch and Death.

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Table of Contents


I. German Struggles with Memory
II. A Conflict of Memories? The New German Debates about the "Final Solution"
III. The Shoah in Present Historical Consciousness
IV. Reflections on the Historicization of National Socialism
V. Martin Broszat and the Historicization of National Socialism
VI. The "Final Solution": On the Unease in Historical Interpretation
VII. Trauma and Transference