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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2022
...David L. Eng Abstract This article explores unexamined links between psychic and political theories of trauma to investigate the constitution of victims deserving and undeserving of reparation as they emerge in the context of the Holocaust, Hiroshima, and the Nuremberg and Tokyo War Tribunals...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 October 2020
... on the life of Anne Frank, directed toward schoolchildren and produced by the Swedish agency Forum for Living History, the author identifies the agency’s directives as problematic, since it assumes the Holocaust can be used as an example of intolerance, caused by individuals’ inability to let everyone...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and ethnographers delegitimized the languages of the “Strangers,” along with the cultures and histories that these languages expressed. The erasure of Strangers from modern historiography was nearly total. Second, the category of Strangers was transformed in the wake of the Holocaust as Roma activists drew on Nazi...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 April 2015
... to its logical conclusion, Said had argued in essence that only by comprehending Jewish and Palestinian history together as though contrapuntally, the full force of the tragedy of the Holocaust and the con­ sequential al-Nakba [displacement of the Palestinians] could be properly attributed. In many...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 115–142.
Published: 01 October 2014
... tion for victims.There are also calls for the establishmentofaEuropean"day of remembrance of the victims of both Nazi and Communist totalitarian regimes, in the same way Europe remembers the victims of the Holocaust on January 27th:' The Prague Declaration further advocates for the creation ofa...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... was in danger. On the ground during the evacuation procedures, the Gaza settlers pro­ duced a series ofpractices explicitly referencing the Holocaust. Some "tat­ tooed" their ID numbers on their arms, protesting against "being placed in ghettos:'28 Many wore orange clothes and orange and yellow stars while...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., whether it is the contrasting ways in which historians have represented the Holocaust and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the puzzling emergence of QAnon and new forms of paranoia as a political movement. The concern generated about the Anthropocene by climate historians turns out to contain...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 187–199.
Published: 01 October 2015
... question: "Or did you want to pres­ sure me with a deadline?" Arendt needed two years to complete a set of five articles on Adolf Eich­ mann's role inthe Holocaust. In a related scene we seeArendt in conversation withherfriend MaryMcCarthy-Arendt is refusing to leavethe cottageupstate and return...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to conduct an analysis of the many histories of the present. No slogan insulates the present from its connected past(s) better than the statement “Never again!” Usually associated with a reply to the Nazi extermination of Jews—the Holocaust—it has become a familiar call to condemn political violence...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and emotion to the spectacle. On such occasions, furthermore, politicians regularly speak of shared memory; they are concerned with transmission and lessons.A 2005 resolu­ tion from theEuropean Parliament, to take another instance, mentions"the lessonsto be drawn from the Holocaust;' asifits authors hoped...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 87–103.
Published: 01 April 2016
... with meaning except insofar as truth and meaning are held to be the same thing.History continues to be interested in meaning: what is the meaning of, to cite just one example, the Holocaust-for the Germans, for Jews, for us, for me? If "the true" has to do with "statements about the world" rather than...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 63–86.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of catastrophe, Theodor W.Adorno.The central thesis of Dialectic ofEnlightenment, co-written with Max Horkheimer in the midst of World War Two and the Holocaust, was that the domination of nature by the power ofhuman reason had led, in turn, to the subjugation of human nature itself. The feedback loop of nature...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
... museum, and Liverpool, England (whence the ships sailed that transported 1.5 million slaves), now houses the International Slavery Museum, acknowledging that the city’s history is inextricable from this holocaust. A mobile monument, a 2007 British two-pound coin, celebrates the 1807 abolition act...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 171–202.
Published: 01 October 2014
... humans play an astonishing and creative role. But it also contains warnings:'112 Christian relates his continuing concerns about a possible nuclear holocaust as well as the very real danger to life on 19 2 HISTORY ofthe PREsENT the planet posed by human-induced climate change.The process of"col­ lective...