Holocaust Memory, Jewish Life, and Generational Dimensions. Czechoslovakia in the 1980s

Hallama, Peter Christian (19 June 2018). Holocaust Memory, Jewish Life, and Generational Dimensions. Czechoslovakia in the 1980s (Unpublished). In: Modern Jewish History Seminar. Prag. 19.6.2018.

This lecture will reconsider the growing interest in Jewish culture, religion, and history in the last decade of State Socialism in Czechoslovakia. It will focus on three aspects: generational conflicts within the Jewish community and the younger generation’s questioning of their families’ pasts and religiousness; the dissident appropriations of Jewish history and culture; and the beginning of nostalgia for “Mitteleuropa”, idealizing its cultural, national, and religious heterogeneity as opposed to the homogenizing tendencies of the Communist régime. One of the starting points of the analysis is the first meeting of the so-called « Terezín children » in September 1986

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

UniBE Contributor:

Hallama, Peter Christian

Subjects:

900 History > 940 History of Europe

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Christian Hallama

Date Deposited:

27 May 2019 11:51

Last Modified:

27 May 2019 11:51

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/129265

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