Zwischen Ignoranz, Mißbrauch und Konkurrenz

Zum Stand von Geschichtspolitik, Erinnerungskultur und Holocaust-Gedenken


  • Dirk Rupnow



Holocaust remembrance, migration, islamophobia, racism, European memory


Questions of historical politics and culture of remembrance are once again the focus of public attention. After the phase of its globalization and institutionalization, Holocaust remembrance also seems to be subject to a far-reaching process of change. The lecture tries to outline the current status and the current challenges in the European, "Western" and global context. This raises (again) questions about the significance of Holocaust remembrance in European migration societies, not least in times when immigration to Europe was perceived as a crisis and the resulting isolationist tendencies, as well as a clearly evident racism and a steadily growing Islamophobia; and at the same time about the global competitive relationship between the memory of the Holocaust and the crimes of European colonial powers in the world as well as their place in a European memory - none of which are new questions, but still or probably increasingly relevant and controversial.

Author Biography

Dirk Rupnow

Univ.-Prof. am Institut für Zeitgeschichte der Universität Innsbruck und derzeit Dekan der Philosophisch-Historischen Fakultät; Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirats des VWI, wiederholt Gast am Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies des USHMM, 2018 Konsulent für die Eröffnungsausstellung des Hauses der Geschichte Österreich, 2017 Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor an der Stanford University. Neuere Publikationen: (Hg., mit A. Morris-Reich), Ideas of 'Race' in the History of the Humanities, London 2017; (Hg., mit I. Roebling-Grau), „Holocaust“-Fiktion. Kunst jenseits der Authentizität, Paderborn 2015.




How to Cite

Rupnow, Dirk. 2022. “Zwischen Ignoranz, Mißbrauch Und Konkurrenz: Zum Stand Von Geschichtspolitik, Erinnerungskultur Und Holocaust-Gedenken”. S: I.M.O.N. Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. 9 (1):109-24.