The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination: A Social and Cultural History (Jewish Society and Culture)

  • Publish Date: 1995-01-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Tony Kushner
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The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination attempts to explain and not to condemn the responses and reactions of the democratic world to the attempted destruction of European Jewry. It concentrates on the impact of the Holocaust on ordinary people in the democracies and examines the actions of the nation-state in the light of popular responses. Ultimately this study argues that the Holocaust is not simply German, Jewish or continental history but is an integral but neglected part of the experience of many countries away from the killing fields. It is the first social and cultural history of its subject.