From empathy to denial
arab responses to the Holocaust
- ISBN: 9781849041553
- Editorial: C. Hurst & Co. Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2012
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 22 cm
- Nº Pág.: 416
- Idiomas: Inglés
From Empathy to Denial is the first comprehensive investigation of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, and is based on years of painstaking historical research of mostly Arabic language sources. The authors explore how Holocaust denial emerged after the Second World War, how it paralleled the wider Arab-Israeli conflict after the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and how it subsequently became entangled with broader anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiment. In particular Litvak and Webman look at the role of leading intellectuals, the media and other cultural forms in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and among the Palestinians and how their representation of the Holocaust has evolved in the last sixty years.