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From empathy to denial : Arab responses to the Holocaust

Author: Meir Litvak; Esther Webman
Publisher: [New York] : Columbia University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on years of research conducted mostly in Arabic sources, Meir Litvak and Ester Webman track the evolution of post-World War II perceptions of the Holocaust and their parallel emergence in the wake of the Arab-Israeli conflict of 1948. Following the establishment of the State of Israel, Arab attitudes toward the Holocaust became entangled with broader anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiments. Litvak and Webman  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meir Litvak; Esther Webman
ISBN: 9780231700740 0231700741 9780231700757 023170075X
OCLC Number: 226360221
Awards: Commended for Washington Institute Book Prize 2010
Description: viii, 435 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Reluctantly involved "bystanders," 1945/48 --
The reparations agreement between Germany and Israel, 1951/53 --
The Eichmann Affair, May 1960/May 1962 --
Arab views on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust --
Denial of the Holocaust --
The unfinished job / justification of the Holocaust --
The equation of Zionism with Nazism --
The alleged Nazi/Zionist cooperation --
Arab retrospective perceptions of Nazi Germany --
The Palestinian catastrophe (Nakba) versus the Holocaust 313 --
Breaking taboos: the new Arab discourse on the Holocaust.
Responsibility: Meir Litvak and Esther Webman.
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"Based on years of research conducted mostly in Arabic sources, Meir Litvak and Ester Webman track the evolution of post-World War II perceptions of the Holocaust and their parallel emergence in the wake of the Arab-Israeli conflict of 1948. Following the establishment of the State of Israel, Arab attitudes toward the Holocaust became entangled with broader anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiments. Litvak and Webman track this discourse through the work of leading intellectuals and turn to representations of the Holocaust in the media and culture of Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and among the Palestinian people. Their chronological history, which spans sixty years, provides a remarkable perspective on the origins, development, and tenaciousness of anti-Holocaust belief"--Publisher's description.

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Litvak and Webman have produced an outstanding and timely piece of scholarship on this very sensitive and vitally important topic. -- Francis R. Nicosia H-German 10/1/09 [An] important new book. -- Read more...

 
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