The Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sacred Secular Space

  • Avril Alba

Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Avril Alba
    Pages 1-5
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 197-252

About this book


The Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals and traces the transformation of ancient Jewish symbols, rituals, archetypes and narratives deployed in these sites. Demonstrating how cloaking the 'secular' history of the Holocaust in sacred garb, memorial museums generate redemptive yet conflicting visions of the meaning and utility of Holocaust memory.


Holocaust Jewish studies memorial museums museology memory history Holocaust Memorial Judaism Memoria Museum

Authors and affiliations

  • Avril Alba
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57588-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45137-8
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