Ran Zwigenberg's Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture PDF

By Ran Zwigenberg

In 1962, a Hiroshima peace delegation and an Auschwitz survivor's association exchanged relics and tales, together with the bones and ashes of Auschwitz sufferers. This symbolic stumble upon, during which the lifeless have been actually conscripted within the provider of the politics of the residing, serves as a cornerstone of this quantity, shooting how reminiscence used to be applied to rebuild and redefine a shattered international. this can be a strong research of the contentious background of remembrance and the commemoration of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima within the context of the worldwide improvement of Holocaust and global battle II reminiscence. Emphasizing the significance of nuclear concerns within the fifties and sixties, Zwigenberg strains the increase of world commemoration tradition throughout the reconstruction of Hiroshima as a 'City of brilliant Peace', memorials and museums, international tourism, advancements in psychiatry, and the emergence of the determine of the survivor-witness and its outcomes for worldwide reminiscence practices.

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