Harnessing the Holocaust: The Politics of Memory in France
Harnessing the Holocaust presents the compelling story of how the Nazi genocide of the Jews became an almost daily source of controversy in French politics. Joan Wolf argues that from the Six-Day War through the trial of Maurice Papon in 1997-98, the Holocaust developed from a Jewish trauma into a metaphor for oppression and a symbol of victimization on a wide scale.
Using scholarship from a range of disciplines, Harnessing the Holocaust argues that the roots of Holocaust politics reside in the unresolved dilemmas of Jewish emancipation and the tensions inherent in the revolutionary notion of universalism. Ultimately, the book suggests, the Holocaust became a screen for debates about what it means to be French.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Jewish Identity and the Banality of the Holocaust
From the Bombing of
7 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
accused Alain anti-Semitism Arabs argued Aron attack Auschwitz Barbie trial Barbie's Bousquet Carpentras caust citizenship claimed collaboration committed contemporary controversy Copernic bombing CRIF crimes against humanity critics Croix cultural d'Hiv Darquier debates demonstrated deportation of Jews fascist Faurisson Figaro film Finkielkraut France's French citizens French identity French Jews French nation Gaulle Gaulle's Gaullist genocide German Giscard guilty Henry Rousso historians Hitler Holo identification Israel Israeli Izieu Jean Jewish and French Jewish community Jewish identity Juifs July June Klarsfeld L'Express L'Humanite Lanzmann Le Figaro Le Monde Le Nouvel Observateur Liberation March Matin memory metaphor Middle East Mitterrand Monde narrative Nazi genocide Nazism non-Jewish Nouvel Observateur October official Papon past persecution Petain Pierre political president public discourse Quotidien de Paris racism Republic Resistance responsibility rhetoric rue Copernic Shoah Six-Day Six-Day War suffering tion Touvier Tribune Juive Trigano Vichy France Vichy regime Vichy's victims World World War II wrote