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Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood

Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood by Idith Zertal
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The ghost of the Holocaust is ever present in Israel, in the lives and nightmares of the survivors and in the absence of the victims. In this compelling and disturbing analysis, Idith Zertal, a leading member of the new generation of revisionist historians in Israel, considers the ways Israel has used the memory of the Holocaust to define and legitimize its existence and politics. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author exposes the pivotal role of the Holocaust in Israel's public sphere, in its project of nation building, its politics of power and its perception of the conflict with the Palestinians. She argues that the centrality of the Holocaust has led to a culture of death and victimhood that permeates Israel's society and self-image. For the updated paperback edition of the book, Tony Judt, the world-renowned historian and political commentator, has contributed a foreword in which he writes of Zertal's courage, the originality of her work, and the 'unforgiving honesty with which she looks at the moral condition of her own country'.
Cambridge University Press; July 2005
250 pages; ISBN 9780511124044
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Title: Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood
Author: Idith Zertal
 
ISBNs
051112404X
9780511124044
9780521850964