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The Holocaust

About: The Holocaust is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 6679 publications have been published within this topic receiving 81386 citations. The topic is also known as: the Shoah & Shoah.


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01 Jan 1989
TL;DR: In this paper, a sociological theory of Morality rationality and shame is proposed for the post-Holocaust world, based on the uniqueness and normality of the Holocaust.
Abstract: Foreword. 1. Introduction: Sociology after the Holocaust. 2. Modernity, Racism, Extermination - I. 3. Modernity, Racism, Extermination - II. 4. On the Uniqueness and Normality of the Holocaust. 5. Soliciting Cooperation of the Victims. 6. The Ethics of Obedience (reading Milgram). 7. Towards a Sociological Theory of Morality Rationality and Shame. Index.

2,443 citations

Book
15 Jun 2009
TL;DR: Rothberg as discussed by the authors made a comparative and interdisciplinary argument about Holocaust memory in a global age by situating it in the unexpected context of decolonization, highlighting how ongoing processes of decolonialization and movements for civil rights in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the United States, and elsewhere unexpectedly galvanized memory of the Holocaust.
Abstract: Multidirectional Memory brings together Holocaust studies and postcolonial studies for the first time. Employing a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the book makes a twofold argument about Holocaust memory in a global age by situating it in the unexpected context of decolonization. On the one hand, it demonstrates how the Holocaust has enabled the articulation of other histories of victimization at the same time that it has been declared "unique" among human-perpetrated horrors. On the other, it uncovers the more surprising and seldom acknowledged fact that public memory of the Holocaust emerged in part thanks to postwar events that seem at first to have little to do with it. In particular, Multidirectional Memory highlights how ongoing processes of decolonization and movements for civil rights in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the United States, and elsewhere unexpectedly galvanized memory of the Holocaust. Rothberg engages with both well-known and non-canonical intellectuals, writers, and filmmakers, including Hannah Arendt, Aime Cesaire, Charlotte Delbo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marguerite Duras, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and William Gardner Smith.

1,100 citations

Book
01 Jan 1961
TL;DR: Hilberg's comprehensive account of how Germany annihilated the Jewish community of Europe spurred discussion, galvanized further research, and shaped the entire field of Holocaust studies as mentioned in this paper, which is the definitive work of a scholar who has devoted more than 50 years to exploring and analysing the realities of the Holocaust.
Abstract: First published in 1961, Raul Hilberg's comprehensive account of how Germany annihilated the Jewish community of Europe spurred discussion, galvanised further research, and shaped the entire field of Holocaust studies. This revised and expanded edition of Hilberg's classic work extends the scope of his study and includes 80,000 words of new material, particularly from recently opened archives in eastern Europe, added over a lifetime of research. It is the definitive work of a scholar who has devoted more than 50 years to exploring and analysing the realities of the Holocaust. Spanning the 12-year period of anti-Jewish actions from 1933 to 1945, Hilberg's study encompasses Germany and all the territories under German rule or influence. Its principal focus is on the large number of perpetrators - civil servants, military personnel, Nazi party functionaries, SS men, and representatives of private enterprises - in the machinery of death.

920 citations

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TL;DR: The Texture of Memory as discussed by the authors ) is a collection of essays about the texture of memory in Germany, Israel, and America, with a focus on the history of Yom Hashoah.
Abstract: The Texture of Memory PART I Germany: The Ambiguity Memory - The Counter-monument: Memory Against Itself in Germany Today The Sites of Destruction The Gestapo-Gelande Austria's Ambivalent Memory. PART 2 Poland: The Ruins of Memory - The Rhetoric of Ruins - Majdanek and Auschwitz The Biography of a Memorial Icon - The Warsaw Ghetto Monument Broken Tablets and Jewish Memory in Poland Today. PART 3 Israel: Holocaust, Heroism and National Redemption: Israel's Memorial Landscape: Forests, Monuments, Kibbutzim Yad Vashem - Israel's Memorial Authority When a Day Remembers - A Performative History of Yom Hashoah. PART 4 America: Memory and the Politics of Identity - The Plural Faces of Memory in America Memory and the Politics of Identity - Boston and Washington, DC.

817 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
2023516
20221,214
2021117
2020189
2019242
2018211