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Hannah Arendt's Ghosts: Reflections on the Disputable Path from Windhoek to Auschwitz

  title={Hannah Arendt's Ghosts: Reflections on the Disputable Path from Windhoek to Auschwitz},
  author={H. Arendt},
H ISTORIANS on both sides of the Atlantic are currently engaged in a controversy about the allegedly genocidal nature of western colonialism and its connections with the mass violence unleashed by Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1945. The debate touches upon some of the most “sensitive” issues of twentieth-century history: the violent “dark side” of modern western civilization, the impact of colonial massacres on the European societies that generated this violence and, perhaps most… Expand
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