The Holocaust as Active Memory: The Past in the Present
Lenz, Claudia, Marie Lousie Seeberg, and Irene Levin. The Holocaust as Active Memory: The Past in the Present. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2013. Print book or eBook.
This collection of essays argues that the Holocaust’s relevance only increases with time as memory is elemental to the dynamic processes that alter everyday social contexts. Memories are not exclusively narratives, but are embodied in actions, habits, and evasions. Each author in this book explores how memories of the Holocaust continue to actively shape the present and it investigates how the Holocaust’s absence from a community’s collective memory produces a conflicted landscape in the present.