Historical Memory in Israel

Historical Memory in Israel

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Semion Goldin

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

February 11, 2013

Center for Urban History, Lviv

The issues of the formation of a national historical memory and the so-called "politics of memory" have been subjects of a lively debate in post-communist Eastern Europe. The modern state of Israel, established in 1948, continues to grapple with the challenges of constructing its own historical narrative and that narrative’s broader public perception.

Dr. Goldin’s lecture focused on the difficulties of "assimilating" the Jewish people’s historical record of tragedy – from antiquity through the Holocaust – into the national historical memory of modern Israel.

Semion Goldin

earned a PhD in Philosophy, cum laude, at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2005. His graduate dissertation examined Russian Jewry under Tsarist Rule, circa 1914-1917. Dr. Goldin lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the University of Haifa. He is the author of numerous treatments of XXth century Russian Jewish history.



Сover Image: Monument at Children's Memorial in the World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem dedicated to the Jewish children murdered by the Nazis.