The Holocaust in Israeli public debate in the 1950s: Ideology and memory

Roni Stauber, Elizabeth Yuval (Translator)

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This book is the first comprehensive and impartial account of the ways in which people in the state of Israel grappled in the 1950s with the still fresh memory of the Holocaust and with finding a way of perpetuating it for future generations. The public debate in Israel in the 1950s over the question of the Jewish response to the Nazi policy of extermination in areas under German domination during the Holocaust lies at the core of this work." "The book exposes the disagreements and differences of opinion which guided and disturbed Israeli society and its leadership, and raises fundamental questions concerning the collective memory of the Holocaust. Thus it throws light on the nature of Israeli society in the 1950s as well as on the fears and requisites of its political leaders.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherValentine Mitchell
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)0853037221, 0853037224, 085303723X, 9780853037224, 9780853037231
StatePublished - 2007

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Forums (Discussion and debate) -- Israel
  • Holocaust memorials -- Israel
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Anniversaries, etc
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence


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