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"Tell Ye Your Children..." : The Twisted Swedish Road to Holocaust Recognition

Karlsson, Klas-Göran LU (2016) In Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 23. p.78-94
Abstract
From a historical perspective, this article analyzesthe dramatic political
process in the 1990s when modern Sweden left its traditional dissociation
from historical orientations by entering into a European context in which the
Second World War and the Holocaust were crucial historical landmarks.
The political campaign Living History must be understood in terms of recent processes of both nationalization and Europeanization of history. As a conclusion, three problems of the politics of history are discussed: a competing
European historical focus on communist crimes against humanity, a simplistic
and reductionist political use of Holocaust history, and a difficult but necessary
discussion of the potential lessons... (More)
From a historical perspective, this article analyzesthe dramatic political
process in the 1990s when modern Sweden left its traditional dissociation
from historical orientations by entering into a European context in which the
Second World War and the Holocaust were crucial historical landmarks.
The political campaign Living History must be understood in terms of recent processes of both nationalization and Europeanization of history. As a conclusion, three problems of the politics of history are discussed: a competing
European historical focus on communist crimes against humanity, a simplistic
and reductionist political use of Holocaust history, and a difficult but necessary
discussion of the potential lessons of history in general, and of Holocaust
history in particular
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  abstract     = {From a historical perspective, this article analyzesthe dramatic political<br/>process in the 1990s when modern Sweden left its traditional dissociation<br/>from historical orientations by entering into a European context in which the<br/>Second World War and the Holocaust were crucial historical landmarks.<br/>The political campaign Living History must be understood in terms of recent processes of both nationalization and Europeanization of history. As a conclusion, three problems of the politics of history are discussed: a competing<br/>European historical focus on communist crimes against humanity, a simplistic<br/>and reductionist political use of Holocaust history, and a difficult but necessary<br/>discussion of the potential lessons of history in general, and of Holocaust<br/>history in particular<br/>},
  author       = {Karlsson, Klas-Göran},
  issn         = {0823-1796},
  keyword      = {Sverige,erkännande,förintelsen},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {78--94},
  publisher    = {Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada},
  series       = {Scandinavian-Canadian Studies},
  title        = {"Tell Ye Your Children..." : The Twisted Swedish Road to Holocaust Recognition},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2016},
}