The Holocaust and American Public Memory, 1945-1960

  title={The Holocaust and American Public Memory, 1945-1960},
  author={Lawrence Baron},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  pages={62 - 88}
  • L. Baron
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Until the 1960s, many scholars assert, most Americans' awareness of the Holocaust was based upon vague, trivial, or inaccurate representations. Yet the extermination of the Jews was remembered in significant ways, this article posits, through World War II accounts, the Nuremberg trials, philosophical works, comparisons with Soviet totalitarianism, Christian and Jewish theological reflections, pioneering scholarly publications, and mass-media portrayals. These early postwar attempts to… Expand
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