publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2019

Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Cultural and Discursive Aspects of Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy (1948-1994)

Mikel Arieli, Roni;
Open Access Hebrew
  • Published: 03 Mar 2019
This study explores cultural and discursive performances of Holocaust memory in South Africa from the early years of apartheid through to its transition to democracy (1948-1994). To focus on apartheid-era Jewish commemorations of the destruction of European Jewry is to see the fascinating transformation of a diasporic community, one with a gradually shifting social position. Through the prism of Holocaust memory, this research addresses the ambivalent nature of this community, as a minority within the privileged minority, that shapes the need for specific forms of self-representation. The research’s main argument is that the ambivalent status that designated Sou...
free text keywords: apartheid, post-apartheid, Holocaust, memory studies, South Africa, Jewish, Holocaust memroy, Apartheid, Multi-directional Memory, Zionism, Anti-Semitism
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Apartheid -- The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation, 1948-1990
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 615564
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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