Negotiating memory and identity : the Hyde Park Holocaust Memorial, London

Cooke, Steven 2000, Negotiating memory and identity : the Hyde Park Holocaust Memorial, London, Journal of historical geography, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 449-465.

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Title Negotiating memory and identity : the Hyde Park Holocaust Memorial, London
Author(s) Cooke, Steven
Journal name Journal of historical geography
Volume number 26
Issue number 3
Start page 449
End page 465
Publisher Academic Press
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2000-07
ISSN 0305-7488
1095-8614
Summary In 1983, 38 years after the end of World War II, Britain gained its first public memorial dedicated solely to victims of the Holocaust: the Hyde Park Holocaust Memorial Garden. Organized by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, this campaign revealed the ways that memorialization of the Holocaust in Britain during the 1980s was cross cut with issues of identity, memory and history. In attempting to restore the «biography» of the memorial, this paper examines the way the memorial's relationship with its potential locations is important in the making of meaning and shows how debates over the perceived appropriateness of the sites were structured by, and in turn structure, various discourses concerning Anglo-Jewish identity.
Language eng
Field of Research 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2000, Academic Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032822

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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