Remembering the Holocaust A Debate

Author(s): 
Alexander, Jeffrey C.
ISBN: 
9780195326222
Date published: 
July 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£15.99

This book brings together a wide range of leading historians, social scientists, and literary scholars to explore the controversy surrounding the legacy of the Holocaust. Jeffrey Alexander's essay traces how the Holocaust gradually became the dominant representation of evil, and what the consequences have been for the development of its moral relevance for all nations and peoples. His inquiry is joined by essays from Martin Jay, Nathan Glazer, Elihu and Ruth Katz, Michael Rothberg, Robert Manne, and Bernhard Giesen, who further debate the geopolitical, national, and cultural limits and dangers of extending the tragic lessons of the Holocaust.