The Nature of Postcommunist Antisemitism in East Central Europe: Ideology’s Backdoor Return
This article analyzes contemporary antisemitism and Holocaust distortion in Eastern Europe. The main argument is that Brown and Red, Nazism and Communism, respectively are not at all equal. In Eastern Europe, in particular, antisemitic ideology is grounded on the rehabilitation of anticommunist national “heroes.” The history of the Holocaust is thereby distorted. Based on Maurice Halbwachs’s theory of “social frameworks,” the author shows how “competitive martyrdom,” the “Double Genocide” ideology, and “Holocaust obfuscation” are intertwined. Empirically, the paper examines these concepts in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Serbia and Croatia, and Romania.
Antisemitism Antisemitism: Discourse Holocaust Holocaust Denial Communism Post-1989 Main Topic: Antisemitism
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The Nature of Postcommunist Antisemitism in East Central Europe: Ideology’s Backdoor Return. 2018: https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.26613/jca/1.2.%25x