The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust: Gender, Culture and Memory

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Challenges current thinking on memory and established ideas about how the past especially atrocity is handed down. The book addresses how social memories of the Nazi Holocaust are inherited through the chain of connections between different media in ways that also gendered. It includes original analyses of the holocaust in historiography, in documentary and feature films, memorial sites and museums in Britain, Poland and the US. It includes groundbreaking interviews with young people in different national contexts analysing how they learnt about the Holocaust in terms of its social memory and history. It brings to this analysis a feminist approach to show how memories are socially and culturally constructed and articulated in relation to gender as well as ethnicity and nationality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages223
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-230-50497-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-41433-8
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • holocaust, gender, memory,
  • Gender Studies History of World War II and the Holocaust Cognitive Psychology Cultural Studies Cultural Anthropology European History


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