February 10, 2022
New York, United States
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Intellectual History, Human Rights
DIRK RUPNOW, PROFESSOR AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY AND DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK
FEBRUARY 10 2022@ 1:00 PM VIA ZOOM
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“IGNORANCE, ABUSE AND COMPETITION IN THE POLITICS OF HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE"
After a period of globalization and institutionalization, Holocaust remembrance appears to be subject to profound changes. This talk attempts to outline the status and the present challenges in European, “Western” and global contexts. It will raise questions about the meaning of Holocaust remembrance in the increasingly divers European “migration societies”, not the least during a moment of a perceived refugee crises in Europe, as well as evident Racism and ever growing Islamophobia; and at the same time, the global “competition” between memory of the Holocaust and the crimes of European colonial powers, as well as their relative place in European memory. These are not new questions, but ones that are increasingly relevant and controversial.