Peter Novick

For Meditating About

The Holocaust In Collective Memory


Bloomsbury 388pp £18.99 order from our bookshop

In the USA, the Holocaust has become an inescapable feature of public life. There is a Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington, a Holocaust Day, commemorative parks in many cities, and high-school instruction in the subject mandated by numerous state legislatures. University chairs in Holocaust studies cater to a student population whose knowledge of European history and the Second World War is centred increasingly upon this single event.

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