52. Israeli Society and the Holocaust or Why Did We Need a New Yad Vashem Museum
Since the end of WW2, world Jewry has had to grapple with the meaning of the Holocaust. Israeli society is dealing with this question in its collective memory, education system, political and social life. This session will explore the development of the Holocaust narrative in Israel from the early days still under British Mandate all the way to most recent days. We will listen to individual testimonies, evaluate ideological and political points of view and read some poignant literary sources to create a combined image of our quest for meaning.