Summary"In this provocative book, Tim Cole argues that every period and place has created its own myth of the Nazi atrocities. Using the memory of the historical event as a means rather than an end, distorted and competing images were created in Europe, Israel and the United States. Trying to infuse comfort through myths, an essential aspect of the past was lost: from a desexualized Americanised Anne Frank, the Israeli propaganda surrounding the Eichmann trial, to the modern commercialism of Schindler's List, religious colonialism at Auschwitz, and the nationalism of memorials at Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The danger of this mythologising is that it opens the door to revisionism and denial of the Holocaust." —Book jacket
ContentsPrologue: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Myth of the 'Holocaust'
Part I. People
Part II. Places
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
Physical Description ix, 214 pages ; 24 cm
PublisherLondon : Duckworth
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages –209) and index