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Author Zertal, Idith.
Title Umah ṿeha-maṿet. English
Israel's Holocaust and the politics of nationhood / Idith Zertal ; translated by Chaya Galai.
Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Author Zertal, Idith.
Series Cambridge Middle East studies ; 21.
Cambridge Middle East studies ; 21.
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
Jews -- Israel -- Attitudes.
Holocaust survivors -- Israel.
Jews -- Israel -- Identity.
Memory -- Political aspects.
Description 1 online resource (x, 236 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-230) and index.
Contents The sacrificed and the sanctified -- Memory without rememberers -- From the People's Hall to the Wailing Wall -- Between love of the world and love of Israel -- Yellow territories.
Note Print version record.
Summary This disturbing analysis deals with the ways Israel has used the memory of the Holocaust to legitimise its politics. Idith Zertal argues that the centrality of the Holocaust has led to a culture of victimhood. She offers a new perspective on Israeli history and the construction of national identity.
ISBN 0511125674 (electronic bk.)
9780511125676 (electronic bk.)
0511126182 (electronic bk.)
9780511126185 (electronic bk.)
9780511497537 (ebook)
0511497539 (ebook)
9780521850964 (hardback)
0521850967 (hardback)
0521850967 (Cloth)
0521616468 (pbk.)
OCLC # 252486437
Additional Format Print version: Zertal, Idith. Umah veha-mavet. English. Israel's Holocaust and the politics of nationhood. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 (DLC) 2005044299.

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