Shaping Holocaust Memory

@article{Penkower2000ShapingHM,
  title={Shaping Holocaust Memory},
  author={M. Penkower},
  journal={American Jewish History},
  year={2000},
  volume={88},
  pages={127 - 132}
}
  • M. Penkower
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • American Jewish History
  • In the beginning, Americans did not center the Holocaust in their consciousness. The annihilation of Europe’s Jews under the swastika during 1939-1945 went unmentioned in the postwar Hollywood film Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), which linked genteel anti-Semitism to other prejudices that threatened the country’s values. A Broadway production in 1955 of The Diary of Anne Frank, eventually the most widely read book in the U.S. about the Holocaust, stripped that document of even its marginal… CONTINUE READING
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