Moshe Zuckermann analyses the function that the Shoah took up in the self-understanding of the Zionist national state ideology. An inherent structural gap from the beginning can be discerned: Israel's political culture was orientated to generate a "new Jewish identity". In this process the "abstract" Shoah was needed as a matrix for the "raison d'être" or justification of the Jewish State. However, the actual Shoah survivors were used only in as much as they could be fully integrated into the new task, which was the establishment of a Jewish State and society. Zuckermann then discusses the criteria for a potential structural transformation of the Israeli Shoah-remembrance.
|Translated title of the contribution||Homogenity and fragmentation of the Shoah-remembrance in Israel|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Mar 2006|