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Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy

Rebecca Clifford


In the 1990s and 2000s, as Europe experienced a slow transition out of the Cold War, many states began to recraft official readings of the Second World War. The Holocaust, and its meaning in contemporary Europe, played a central role in this transition. This book examines this process in France and Italy, revealing how and why the Holocaust came to play a prominent role in French and Italian political culture in the period after 1989. By charting the development of official, national Holocaust commemorations in both countries, the book considers why the wartime persecution of Jews, a topic ign ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, commemoration, France, Italy, memory, Cold War, genocide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Clifford, author
Senior Lecturer, History and Classics Department, Swansea University