The Holocaust and Genocide

  • How does the Holocaust relate to genocide as a concept and an event? This question has caused considerable controversy because scholarly discourse and identity politics cannot be separated neatly. While the term 'genocide' was coined during the Second World War and enshrined in International law in 1948, the Holocaust as a specifically Jewish tragedy did not become an object of consciousness until almost two decades later. Ever since, those highlighting a distinctive experience for European Jewry have sought to separate it from that of other victims of the Nazis as well as other cases of ethnic and racial extermination.

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Author:A. Dirk Moses
Parent Title (English):The Historiography of the Holocaust
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication:New York
Editor:Dan Stone
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/12
Date of first Publication:2004/01/01
Release Date:2014/02/12
First Page:533
Last Page:551
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:Europa
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:3/2008 NS-Forschung nach 1989/90 3/2008 / Zur Debatte
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen