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Anne Frank and the American Culture War

The Sexual Politics of Holocaust Memory
  • Arlene Stein
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Abstract

There are, of course, Jewish stories of the Holocaust. But other groups also tell Holocaust stories. Nation states, for example, have utilized Holocaust memories to serve political ends: deflecting charges of complicity, in the case of many European nations, or to make moral claims, in the case of Israel. Increasingly, too, stories about the Holocaust are told by those who have little or no direct relationship to the historical events in question, such as contemporary social movement activists. Sectors of the Far Right in the US and Europe are engaging in Holocaust denial, attempting to erase these memories altogether. But far more commonplace than outright denial are acts of appropriation by social movement activists on the right and the left.

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Social Movement Sexual Minority Historical Memory Sexual Politics Nazi Party 
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