Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Osteuropa 8-10/2008

Remembrance as Balancing Act
Public and Scholarly Handling of East European Jewish Heritage

Delphine Bechtel, Michael Brenner, Frank Golczewski, François Guesnet, Rachel Heuberger, Anna Lipphardt, Cilly Kugelmann

Deutsche Fassung


Knowledge about the life of the East European Jews and the Shoah has grown in past decades. But the appropriate transmission of East European Jewish history and culture is highly demanding. Sometimes, there is a danger of remembrance of the Holocaust’s victims sliding into commercialism and kitsch, and because Jewish life is often treated as a museum artefact, its renaissance ends up forgotten. Delphine Bechtel, Michael Brenner, Frank Golczewski, Rachel Heuberger, François Guesnet, Cilly Kugelmann, and Anna Lipphardt explain what kind of conclusions they have drawn from this balancing act for their work in museums, libraries, classrooms, and archives.

(Osteuropa 8-10/2008, pp. 53–66)

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Remembrance between Scylla and Charybdis