Bridging the divide: Holocaust versus Jewish history research - problems and challenges

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Discusses the views and works of American Jewish historians in the second half of the 20th century and the early 21st century, noting a gap between Jewish history research and Holocaust historiography. States that the Holocaust has not had the impact on Jewish historical research that some historians had expected. Focuses on the views of David Engel, who bemoans the fact that most scholars of European Jewish history have not integrated the Holocaust into their research; only a few have used the Holocaust to illuminate problems in the Jewish past. Discusses works of many Jewish historians, mainly in the U.S.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-193
Number of pages39
JournalYad Vashem Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

English and Hebrew.

RAMBI publications

  • Engel, David
  • אנגל, דוד -- 1947- -- מול הר הגעש; חוקרי תולדות ישראל לנוכח השואה (ביקורת)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography


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