Holocaust commemoration in Vancouver, B.C., 1943–1975
Call Number940.5318 S363h
Statement of Responsibilityby Barbara Schober.
Creators & ContributorsSchober, Barbara
Summary"The subject of this thesis is the development of Holocaust commemoration in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia in the period between 1943–1975. In much of the current literature, the two decades following the Second World War are considered to have been a time when the Holocaust was virtually absent from the public discourse of North American Jewry. Commemoration, according to this view, is said to have been a private affair limited to survivors, a situation which changed only after the appearance of neo-Nazism in the early 1960s, the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961, and particularly in the wake of the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973. Based on my own study of the oral and documentary materials pertaining to Warsaw Ghetto memorials in Vancouver, I argue that these assessments, which are largely based on the official announcements and priorities of the national Jewish leadership, are of limited value in a community context, where there is evidence of a considerable variety of responses to the murder of European Jewry long before the awareness-raising events said to have initiated 'Holocaust consciousness.'" —Abstract, page i
- Arnold Belkin's "Warsaw Ghetto Uprising"
Physical Description vi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Publisher[Vancouver] : University of British Columbia
- Thesis (M.A.)—University of British Columbia, 2001
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 157–159)
RecognitionGifted in 2001 by Barbara Schober