From the Scandal to the Holocaust in Israeli Education

  title={From the Scandal to the Holocaust in Israeli Education},
  author={Dan Porat},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={619 - 636}
  • D. Porat
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Sociology, Education
  • Journal of Contemporary History
This article follows the changing representation of the Holocaust in Israeli history education from the 1950s to the 1990s. Up until the late 1960s the representation of the Holocaust in Israeli education was marginalized. Contrary to the widely-held assumption that the Holocaust became a central topic of teaching following the 1961 Eichmann trial, this article argues that as a result of the Eichmann trial Israeli educationalists actively resisted the incorporation of the Holocaust into the… 

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