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Now we should all acknowledge our Holocaust guilt.' Denmark and the Holocaust as European Identity

Bechmann Pedersen, Sune LU (2008)
Abstract
The subject for this paper is the role of the Holocaust in contemporary

European politics of identity. The Council of Europe and the European

Parliament have recently adopted resolutions about the Holocaust and most

European states are now member of the Holocaust Task Force. In

international relations the acknowledgment of the nation’s role in the

history of the Holocaust has become increasingly important and several

academics have suggested that the Holocaust should and will compose the

cornerstone identity marker for a future common European identity.

The contemporary institutional practices and institutions promoting the idea

of the Holocaust as a uniting... (More)
The subject for this paper is the role of the Holocaust in contemporary

European politics of identity. The Council of Europe and the European

Parliament have recently adopted resolutions about the Holocaust and most

European states are now member of the Holocaust Task Force. In

international relations the acknowledgment of the nation’s role in the

history of the Holocaust has become increasingly important and several

academics have suggested that the Holocaust should and will compose the

cornerstone identity marker for a future common European identity.

The contemporary institutional practices and institutions promoting the idea

of the Holocaust as a uniting factor to the European peoples are analysed in

the paper with Denmark as a case. The three subjects of scrutiny are the

Danish Jewish Museum, the Auschwitz Remembrance Day and the teaching

of Holocaust history in the Danish education system. In addition, political

and academic discourse is also studied. The paper concludes that there is

currently no influential Danish promulgator of the idea that the Holocaust

composes a common European experience that unites the individual

Europeans. (Less)
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politics of identity, remembrance, Denmark, Holocaust
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Centre for European Studies, Lund university
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European politics of identity. The Council of Europe and the European<br/><br>
Parliament have recently adopted resolutions about the Holocaust and most<br/><br>
European states are now member of the Holocaust Task Force. In<br/><br>
international relations the acknowledgment of the nation’s role in the<br/><br>
history of the Holocaust has become increasingly important and several<br/><br>
academics have suggested that the Holocaust should and will compose the<br/><br>
cornerstone identity marker for a future common European identity.<br/><br>
The contemporary institutional practices and institutions promoting the idea<br/><br>
of the Holocaust as a uniting factor to the European peoples are analysed in<br/><br>
the paper with Denmark as a case. The three subjects of scrutiny are the<br/><br>
Danish Jewish Museum, the Auschwitz Remembrance Day and the teaching<br/><br>
of Holocaust history in the Danish education system. In addition, political<br/><br>
and academic discourse is also studied. The paper concludes that there is<br/><br>
currently no influential Danish promulgator of the idea that the Holocaust<br/><br>
composes a common European experience that unites the individual<br/><br>
Europeans.},
  author       = {Bechmann Pedersen, Sune},
  keyword      = {politics of identity,remembrance,Denmark,Holocaust},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {28},
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  title        = {Now we should all acknowledge our Holocaust guilt.' Denmark and the Holocaust as European Identity},
  year         = {2008},
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