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