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Holocaust Politics

John K Roth

Holocaust Politics

John K Roth

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When appointed as Director of Advanced Studies at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, John Roth faced opposition from both Jewish and Christian conservatives. After much anguish he declined the appointment, and this is his story - a critique of the politics of the Holocaust* the contention over ownership of memory and its interpretation; the intramural divisions among Holocaust scholars; and disputes over projects commemorating the victims of Nazi genocide.

- Publisher The story of Roth, who under fire from religious conservatives, declined the post he was offered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Here he derides his critics--and ignites more controversy.

- Publisher Drawing on his authoritative knowledge and his own experiences with the best and worst of Holocaust politics, John Roth has written a singularly important book concerning the politics of preserving the memory of the Holocaust at a time when few survivors remain among us. This is an indispensable book for all those, both Jewish and Christian, who seek to understand the Holocaust's complex legacy.

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About "Holocaust Politics"

When appointed as Director of Advanced Studies at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, John Roth faced opposition from both Jewish and Christian conservatives. After much anguish he declined the appointment, and this is his story - a critique of the politics of the Holocaust* the contention over ownership of memory and its interpretation; the intramural divisions among Holocaust scholars; and disputes over projects commemorating the victims of Nazi genocide.
- Publisher

The story of Roth, who under fire from religious conservatives, declined the post he was offered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Here he derides his critics--and ignites more controversy.
- Publisher

Drawing on his authoritative knowledge and his own experiences with the best and worst of Holocaust politics, John Roth has written a singularly important book concerning the politics of preserving the memory of the Holocaust at a time when few survivors remain among us. This is an indispensable book for all those, both Jewish and Christian, who seek to understand the Holocaust's complex legacy.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

John K Roth

John K. Roth is professor emeritus of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College and founding director of its Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 197384
  • Product Code 0664221734
  • EAN 9780664221737
  • Pages 354
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Dimensions 207 x 140 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.535kg

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