Dr. Shmuel Lederman  teaches in the Department of History, Philosophy and Jewish Studies at the Open University, and in the International Program for Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa….

The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance

Until recently the adoption of the lessons of the Holocaust: to work against racism, nationalism, xenophobia, and for the protection of human rights – was one of the prerequisites for joining the EU. However, the various Eastern European countries that have joined the EU have begun to rebel against this tradition and prefer a narrative that suits their nationalistic needs, all the while occasionally distorting historical facts. Surprisingly enough, the Israeli government helps them along for its own reasons.

Samuel Lederman