Vanishing Points of Memory
- date of publication: 24.01.2022
- 256 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-27296-5
- Deutschland: 24,00 €
- Österreich: 24,70 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-27350-4
- E-Book Deutschland: 17,99 €
What distinguishes racism from antisemitism?
The relationship between colonial crimes and the Holocaust has been discussed internationally for some time. Are Jewish victims given precedence over African victims in our collective memory? The debates that surrounded the opening of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin are now forcing Germany too to confront its colonial past. What distinguishes racism from antisemitism? Hannah Arendt and Edward Said were not the only people to ask such questions in the past. Their works provide Natan Sznaider with ideas and arguments with which to advance the discussion we are having today. Will it ultimately be possible to remember the victims of the Holocaust and of colonialism without relativising history?