Remembering the Holocaust as a Political Practice: Commemoration, Meaning-Making, and the Travel of Memory

This course explores the memory of the Holocaust as a traveling memory, focusing on how it is used as a political practice. To do so, we will critically evaluate how the memory of the Holocaust evolved and consolidated across time in memory studies, examining the dynamics and changes in its various formations as a Prosthetic memory, a Cosmopolitan memory, a Multidirectional memory, to name a few. Since ever-expanding transnationalization has heightened interconnectivity, the memory of the Holocaust is enabled to travel over and beyond traditional settings. Accordingly, we will analyze how the memory of the Holocaust is selectively presented and rearranged in various political contexts, public discourse, and social media.

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