Public Memory, Public Repentance

Germany, South Africa and the United States
  • Donald W. ShriverJr.


If humans and their historical archives survive to the year 3000, none will lack a store of information denoting what the word ‘Holocaust’ meant to many Citizens of the 20th Century. One can imagine some curious scholar, viewing the mountain of documents about the event, exclaiming to a neighbour: ‘Back then, they couldn’t write enough about it.’ To which that neighbour might reply: ‘Funny, how every age has its peculiar preoccupation.’


Political Culture Court Trial Truth Commission Holocaust Survivor Negative Memory 
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