Muslims in Global Societies Series

Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities

Sources, Comparisons and Educational Challenges

Editors: Jikeli, Günther, Allouche-Benayoun, Joëlle (Eds.)

  • In depth historical perspectives on Holocaust perceptions and collective memory
  • Up to date empirical case studies from a number of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey
  • Investigation on relations between Holocaust perceptions and antisemitism
  • Original reseach on the topic by distinguished scholars to educators
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The way people think about the Holocaust is changing. The particular nature of the transformation depends on people’s historical perspectives and how they position themselves and their nation or community vis-à-vis the tragedy. Understandably, European Muslims perceive the Holocaust as less central to their history than do other Europeans. Yet while the acknowledgement and commemoration of the horrors of the Holocaust are increasingly important in Europe, Holocaust denial and biased views on the Holocaust are widespread in European Muslims’ countries of origin.

In this book, a number of distinguished scholars and educators of various backgrounds discuss views of the Holocaust. Problematic views are often influenced by a persistent attitude of Holocaust denial which is derived, in part, from discourses in the Muslim communities in their countries of origin. The essays collected here explore the backgrounds of these perceptions and highlight positive approaches and developments. Many of the contributions were written by people working in the field and reflecting on their experiences. This collection also reveals that problematic views of the Holocaust are not limited to Muslim communities.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Allouche-Benayoun, Joëlle (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • History Aside?

    Bensoussan, Georges

    Pages 13-17

  • Antisemitism and Holocaust Remembrance

    Wetzel, Juliane

    Pages 19-28

  • Participation of European Muslim Organisations in Holocaust Commemorations

    Whine, Michael

    Pages 29-40

  • The Evolution of Arab Perceptions of the Holocaust

    Webman, Esther

    Pages 41-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities
Book Subtitle
Sources, Comparisons and Educational Challenges
Editors
  • Günther Jikeli
  • Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun
Series Title
Muslims in Global Societies Series
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5307-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5307-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5306-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9933-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
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