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The Transformation of the Holocaust Legacy

The Transformation of the Holocaust Legacy Transformation of the Holocaust Legacy THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE HOLOCAUST LEGACY by Judith Apter Klinghoffer Judith Apter Klinghoffer is a member of the Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University; in the spring of 1996 she is the Fulbright Professor of American History at Aarhus, Denmark. She is the author of four books including the forthcoming Fallout: 1be Effect of the Vietnam War, on tbe Triangular Relations Between the Johnson Administration, Israel and American Jewry (University of North Carolina Press). The emergence of the Holocaust as a central feature in American Jewish discourse is usually traced to the three-week waiting period that preceded the Six-Day War, when fears of a second Holocaust reawakened the memory of the first one and led to a novel Jewish preoccupation with "survivalism."! However, as this paper seeks to demonstrate by focusing on the Jewish response to the Vietnam War, the Holocaust figured as prominently in pre-1967 discourse as it did in the post-1967 one. Thus, lSee Charles E. Silberman, A Certain People (New York, 1985), pp. 182-83; Melvin I. Urofsky, We Are Orlef Americanjewry and Israel (New York, 1978), pp. 318-19; Jonathan S. Woocher in Sacred Survival, The Civil ~eligion of American http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

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Transformation of the Holocaust Legacy THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE HOLOCAUST LEGACY by Judith Apter Klinghoffer Judith Apter Klinghoffer is a member of the Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University; in the spring of 1996 she is the Fulbright Professor of American History at Aarhus, Denmark. She is the author of four books including the forthcoming Fallout: 1be Effect of the Vietnam War, on tbe Triangular Relations Between the Johnson Administration, Israel and American Jewry (University of North Carolina Press). The emergence of the Holocaust as a central feature in American Jewish discourse is usually traced to the three-week waiting period that preceded the Six-Day War, when fears of a second Holocaust reawakened the memory of the first one and led to a novel Jewish preoccupation with "survivalism."! However, as this paper seeks to demonstrate by focusing on the Jewish response to the Vietnam War, the Holocaust figured as prominently in pre-1967 discourse as it did in the post-1967 one. Thus, lSee Charles E. Silberman, A Certain People (New York, 1985), pp. 182-83; Melvin I. Urofsky, We Are Orlef Americanjewry and Israel (New York, 1978), pp. 318-19; Jonathan S. Woocher in Sacred Survival, The Civil ~eligion of American

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1996

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