Der Holocaust im arabischen Gedächtnis
Eine Diskursgeschichte 1945–1967
1. Edition 2012
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Schriften des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts -
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This volume demonstrates how an appropriate perception of the Holocaust in the Arab world can be distorted through the colonial legacy. Whereas the Holocaust has become a central point in European history, in the Arab world these events were felt only marginally. This limited field of vision took place against the background of the problem of Palestine or within the scope of the relationship of Arab nationalists to National Socialism. Omar Kamil follows a dialogue-based historical concept by comparing texts of Arnold Toynbee, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maxime Rodinson with those of the Arab world in the 1960s. He shows that a proper perception of the Holocaust in the Arab world has been distorted by the colonial experience in these countries.