Memory, History, Representation

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


This chapter will explore how memory works in relation to history and representation in the aftermath of any catastrophe that disrupts the linearity of time and the integrity of a community; specifically, for the purpose of this study, the death of millions of Jewish people in concentration camps and ghettos during the Second World War. The Holocaust changed forever mentalities and the way in which humankind perceived and related to history, challenging the very possibility of representation itself as it ushered in an obligation to conceive of memory and the recollection of history differently.


Collective Memory Jewish History Holocaust Survivor Historical Consciousness Holocaust Denial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din PloieştiPloieştiRomania

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