Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs by Jo Roberts

By Jo Roberts

1948: As Jewish refugees, survivors of the Holocaust, fight towards the recent kingdom of Israel, Arab refugees are fleeing, many less than duress. Sixty years later, the reminiscence of trauma has formed either peoples' collective realizing of who they are.

After a battle, the victors write historical past. How was once the tale of the exiled Palestinians erased -- from textbooks, maps, even the land? How do Jewish and Palestinian Israelis now interact with the histories of the Palestinian Nakba ("Catastrophe") and the Holocaust, and the way do those echo during the political and actual landscapes in their country?

Vividly narrated, with huge unique interview fabric, Contested Land, Contested reminiscence examines how those tangled histories of discomfort tell Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli lives this present day, and body Israel's probabilities for peace.

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But, as yet, the Nazis seem not to have had any clear idea of how to make it Judenrein. Thus, in 1940, they were discussing a plan - warmly welcomed by Heydrich… YES, BUT THE BRITISH ARE STILL FIGHTING ON AFTER. THE FALL OF FRANCE… WE CAN’T TAKE MADAGASCAR. WE COULD SETTLE 4 MILLION JEWS ON THE FRENCH ISLAND COLONY OF MADAGASCAR. The Jews of Poland Even before the Jews from occupied Europe arrived in Poland, 10% of the population was Jewish. The Polish Jewish community had settled in the 14th century, at the invitation of the Polish kings.

Then he ordered the immediate setting up of a Judenrat which would be the only body recognized by the SS and responsible for carrying out their orders. This was the same machine for collaboration as had worked in the Polish ghettos. Eichmann promised that no harm would come to those who co-operated fully. I REGRET THE CONTROL MEASURES WHICH ARE TEMPORARY AND GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF THE HUNGARIAN JEMS. Eichmann thus achieved an enormous feat - the Judenräte was committed to collaborating with him in carrying out his measures, believing this to be the safer option.

Originally, it meant a sacrifice consumed by fire - a burnt offering. ” The Holocaust is an example of Genocide. “genocide”, which literally means the annihilation of a race, was first used in 1944. ” There have been many cases of genocide in history. The Spanish conquerors slaughtered the Native Americans; whole peoples like the Caribs disappeared. Following on the colonization of North America, the Native Americans were massacred by the army or settlers. In modern times there have been numerous genocides.

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