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The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust

Gender, Culture and Memory

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About this book


This book challenges current thinking on memory by examining the complex ways in which the social inheritance of the Nazi Holocaust is gendered. It considers how the past is handed down in the US, Poland and Britain through historiography, autobiographies, documentary and feature films, memorial sites and museums. It explores the configuration of socially inherited memories about the Holocaust in young people of different cultural backgrounds. Scholarly and accessible, the book provides a groundbreaking approach to understanding the significance of gender in relation to cultural mediations of history.


Britain culture gender historiography history Holocaust memory Poland women

About the authors

ANNA READING is Principal Lecturer in the Division of Arts and Media at South Bank University, London. She has published books and articles in the areas of gender, media and cultural memory. She is author of Polish Women, Solidarity and Feminism, (researched with Colin Sparks) and, Communism, Capitalism and the Mass Media.

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