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The Complexities of Holocaust Remembrance
The Complexities of Holocaust Remembrance
Learning Objectives
  • To explore the links between Holocaust Education, Citizenship Education and Holocaust remembrance and commemoration
  • To explore different forms of Holocaust remembrance
  • To identify competing perspectives on Holocaust commemoration
Remembrance, Memory and Commemoration

At one level, the word ‘remembrance’ is misleading as the act of remembering applies to those with living memory of a specific experience, and very soon there will not be a student or educator with personal experience of the Holocaust. This type of memory, also referred to as ‘primary memory’, contrasts with ‘secondary memory’, which arises from criticality of primary memory either by the person who has the living memory of the experience or by another person, such as an historian (LaCapra, 1998: 20). We consider ...

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