Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain (Routledge by Andy Pearce

By Andy Pearce

The Holocaust is a pervasive presence in British tradition and society. faculties were legally required to bring Holocaust schooling, the govt is helping to fund pupil visits to Auschwitz, the Imperial warfare Museum's everlasting Holocaust Exhibition has attracted hundreds of thousands of holiday makers, and Britain has an annually venerated Holocaust Memorial Day. What has triggered this improvement, how has it spread out, and why has it occurred now? How does it relate to Britain's post-war heritage, its modern matters, and the broader "globalisation" of Holocaust reminiscence? What are the a number of shapes that British Holocaust recognition assumes and the consequences of their quick emergence? Why have the so-called "lessons" of the Holocaust loved such recognition in Britain? via research of adjusting engagements with the Holocaust in political, cultural and memorial landscapes over the last new release, this e-book addresses those questions, demonstrating the complexities of Holocaust realization and reflecting at the contrasting ways in which historical past is utilized in Britain this present day.

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