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By Alon Confino

Alon Confino seeks to reconsider dominant interpretations of the Holocaust via analyzing it as an issue in cultural heritage. because the major study pursuits of Holocaust students are often coated terrain - the anti-Semitic ideological crusade, the equipment of killing, the brutal massacres throughout the warfare - Confino's study is going in a brand new path. He analyzes the tradition and sensibilities that made it attainable for the Nazis and different Germans to visualize the making of a global with out Jews. Confino seeks those insights from the methods historians interpreted one other brief, violent and foundational occasion in smooth ecu heritage - the French Revolution. The comparability of the methods we comprehend the Holocaust with students' interpretations of the French Revolution permits Confino to question a number of the simple assumptions of present-day historians bearing on ancient narration, rationalization and understanding.

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