Security, genocide, and the holocaust: a forum

Jan Burzlaff, John K. Roth, Annette Weinke, Itamar Mann, A. Dirk Moses

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Dirk Moses's 2021 The Problems of Genocide has generated some debates — but it should also be an essential reference for Holocaust scholars. Moving beyond polemics and the black-and-white debates about the Holocaust's uniqueness, this forum invites a critical assessment of the book from three disciplines–international law, philosophy, and history. The forum seeks to begin erasing disciplinary boundaries within Holocaust studies. Not only in this sense is Moses’s book precious for its analytical thrusts–such as permanent security and mass violence's paranoid worlds–and its far-reaching consequences for the study of mass violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-340
Number of pages24
JournalHolocaust Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2023

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  • Genocide
  • holocaust studies
  • interdisciplinarity
  • permanent security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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