Between commemoration and amnesia : forms of Holocaust remembrance in Swiss and transnational perspectives

Maoz Azaryahu (Editor), Ulrike Gehring (Editor), Fabienne Meyer (Editor), Jacques Picard (Editor), Christina Späti (Editor)

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Abstract

The way in which the Holocaust and the Second World War are remembered and the many forms and debates that have emerged from this contemporary field have also left their mark on Switzerland. However, the „monuments“ that exist in that non-occupied country are not only material ones. What may be discovered is also evident in musical and literary works, biographies and self-testimonies, feature films and documentaries, landscapes, teaching materials and school lessons, as well as in debates about demands for restitution, recognition or rehabilitation. This book presents different aspects and modes of cultural remembrance, and at the same time it addresses a plea for a transnational reading of Holocaust remembrance. From the knowledge that crosses semantic and territorial borders, there is much to be learned for one's own purposes. For this reason, this anthology takes its lift-off from Switzerland, but also presents insights and examples that touch many of Danish, German, Israeli, Austrian, Swedish or Hungarian concerns.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWien : Böhlau Verlag
ISBN (Print)9783412521608
StatePublished - 2021

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