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Identity Construction and Consonant Memories: The Holocaust or the Exquisiteness of the Dacians?
Identity Construction and Consonant Memories: The Holocaust or the Exquisiteness of the Dacians?

Author(s): Ana Bărbulescu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania ELIE WIESEL
Keywords: Holocaust denial; social construction; sociology of knowledge; identity; social memory

Summary/Abstract: The study I propose turns toward Holocaust denial from the perspective offered by the sociology of knowledge, depicting our attitude toward the tragedy of the Romanian Jews as part of the process of social construction that characterizes any domain of the social world. Starting from here and according to the approach I propose, any attitude regarding Romania’s participation to the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Second World War should be analyzed in correlation with the identity model constructed for the Romanian people while this identity model is considered to be strongly determined by the mnemonic narrative we accept as historical truth.

  • Issue Year: V/2013
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 118-133
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English