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Title Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim communities : sources, comparisons and educational challenges / Günther Jikeli, Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages)
Series Muslims in global societies series ; v. 5
Muslims in global societies series ; v. 5
Contents Introduction / Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun and Günther Jikeli -- History aside? / Georges Bensoussan -- Antisemitism and Holocaust remembrance / Juliane Wetzel -- Participation of European Muslim organisations in Holocaust commemorations / Michael Whine --The evolution of Arab perceptions of the Holocaust / Esther Webman -- Perceptions of the Holocaust in Turkey / Rifat N. Bali -- Antisemitism and the politics of Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK and Italy / Philip Spencer and Sara Valentina di Palma -- 'Hamas, Hamas, all Jews to the gas' : the history and significance of an antisemitic slogan in the Netherlands, 1945-2010 / Evelien Gans -- Perceptions of the Holocaust among young Muslims in Berlin, Paris and London / Günther Jikeli -- History and memory of the other : an experimental encounter-programme with Israeli Jews and Palestinians from Israel / Monique Eckmann -- Speech acts : observing antisemitism and Holocaust education in the Netherlands / Remco Ensel and Annemarike Stremmelaar -- Challenges and opportunities of educational concepts concerning national socialist crimes in German immigration society / Mehmet Can, Karoline Georg, and Ruth Hatlapa
Summary The way people think about the Holocaust is changing. The particular nature of the transformation depends on people's historical perspectives and how they position themselves and their nation or community vis-à-vis the tragedy. Understandably, European Muslims perceive the Holocaust as less central to their history than do other Europeans. Yet while the acknowledgement and commemoration of the horrors of the Holocaust are increasingly important in Europe, Holocaust denial and biased views on the Holocaust are widespread in European Muslims' countries of origin. In this book, a number of distinguished scholars and educators of various backgrounds discuss views of the Holocaust. Problematic views are often influenced by a persistent attitude of Holocaust denial which is derived, in part, from discourses in the Muslim communities in their countries of origin. The essays collected here explore the backgrounds of these perceptions and highlight positive approaches and developments. Many of the contributions were written by people working in the field and reflecting on their experiences. This collection also reveals that problematic views of the Holocaust are not limited to Muslim communities
Analysis Education
Religion and education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Public opinion -- Congresses.
Muslims -- Attitudes -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Jikeli, Günther.
Allouche-Benayoun, Joëlle.
ISBN 9400753071 (electronic bk.)
9789400753075 (electronic bk.)