Remembering to Forget 0 Contemporary Scrapbooks of Atrocity

pg 202 – we are “struck not by signs of amnesia, but rather by a veritable obsession with past.”.

pg 205 – This is vividly seen in the recycling of the two terms most directly associated with atrocity – Holocaust and genocide. The term Holocaust has been widely overused, to the point that it no longer displays a direct link with the events that originally thrust it into the public eye. Now invoked”by people who want to draw public attention to human-rights abuses, social inequalities suffered by racial and ethnic minorities and women, environmental disasters,AIDS, and a whole host of other things,” the word “has become flattened [so that] any evil that befalls anyone anywhere becomes a holocausts.”

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