Holocaust Scholars Still Grapple With Difficult History

as reported in The Epoch Times

JERUSALEM—Sixty years after the end of the Holocaust, the pieces of the puzzle are still being painstakingly assembled. At Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust remembrance authority here, such work takes on many forms. One of them is academic historical research exploring the why, who, when, and how of the holocaust and its aftermath.

Just last week, a Holocaust scholars’ workshop under the umbrella of Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, drew about 35 academics. They converged for a 7-day conference from a dozen countries including Israel, America, Canada, England, France, Australia, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, and Hungary.

“The goal of everything we do here is to represent the truth,” said Estee Yaari, foreign media liaison for Yad Vashem on the final day of the Annual Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, now in its third year.

The final day’s symposium was aimed at academic interaction for doctoral research fellows. The six fellows, sponsored by the workshop’s cosponsor Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, each presented in-progress doctoral work. The range of topics focused on grass-roots aspects of the holocaust and how individuals and groups either aided Nazi Germany or helped persecuted Jews.

Rebecca Carter-Chand, a Canadian scholar from the University of Toronto, presented the current stage of her work on Christian minorities in Germany and their relationship with Jews during the Third Reich.

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http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/39664/

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