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

journal contribution
posted on 01.07.2000, 00:00 authored by Steven CookeSteven Cooke
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.

History

Journal

Journal of historical geography

Volume

26

Issue

3

Pagination

449 - 465

Publisher

Academic Press

Location

London, England

ISSN

0305-7488

eISSN

1095-8614

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2000, Academic Press