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|INAF 272 - Use/Abse Holocaust in Politics|
Why do so many states justify their international decisions using the Holocaust?
On the one hand we hear more and more about a Shoah fatigue. On the other hand, the Holocaust has been utilized by political leaders to defend their decisions at the national and international levels. In such context, why so many leaders choose to use the Holocaust to justify their political military decision-making?
The course will deal with the question: How nation-states use the Holocaust and WWII narrative inside their international policy? By looking at the political use of the Holocaust in different countries from the perspective of commemoration, museification, denial, reparation, dialogue, media usage and national narrative, the course will reflect on the complex relationships that nation-states have with this topic, and more specifically on the ways in which the memory of the Holocaust shapes contemporary political debates and decision-making. We will break down the semester into units focusing on the geopolitics of Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Israel, France, Germany, Hungary and other countries and regions.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Seminar
International Affairs Department
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