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Gestaltning och etablering av Förintelseminnet i Sverige
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
2016 (Swedish)In: Nordisk judaistik - Scandinavian Jewish Studies, ISSN 0348-1646, Vol. 27, no 2, 3-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Memory of the Holocaust in Sweden (Förintelseminnet i Sverige) The Holocaust monuments erected in Sweden between 1949 and 2009 reflect the shifting but persistent need felt by survivors of the Nazi genocide to mourn their murdered relatives. The survivors who came to Sweden during or after the war needed a place to grieve, but they also sought acknowledgement of their suffering as well as integration into the Swedish-Jewish community. While they once came accidently to Sweden as a result of persecution, over the years they established their lives here and wanted their memories to be integrated into the society in which they lived. The Holocaust, not least through the commitment of the survivors, became a constant reference point in the Swedish-Jewish community, and because the Holocaust was a benchmark in history and acknowledged as such over time, the survivors’ memories were eventually, especially from the 1990s, integrated into the collective memory of Swedish society. The genocide of the European Jews thus also became an important point of reference for the majority of the community. The various Holocaust monuments illustrate how the memory cultures of the minority and the majority slowly approach one another.

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2016. Vol. 27, no 2, 3-21 p.
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Monument, Förintelsen, förintelseminnet, svenska judar, minnesmärke
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136431OAI: diva2:1052593
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2016-12-07 Created: 2016-12-07 Last updated: 2016-12-07

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