Reflections on the Historiography of the Holocaust

  title={Reflections on the Historiography of the Holocaust},
  author={Michael Robert Marrus},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={92 - 116}
  • M. Marrus
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Education
  • The Journal of Modern History
one of the deepest differences which divide writers and thinkers, and, it may be, human beings in general.... On one side [are the hedgehogs], who relate everything to a single vision, one system more or less coherent or articulate, in terms of which they understand and feel-a single, universal, organizing principle in terms of which alone all that they are and say has significance -and on the other side [are the foxes], those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory… 
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