Sites of Tension: Understanding and countering Holocaust memory and distortion in Europe

Weiss-Livnat International Center for Holocaust Research and Education
Project Partner
Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Participating Organizations
Aarhus University (Denmark)
Dr. Marta Simo (Spain)
Erlangen University (Germany)
The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, Budapest (Hungary)

The hypothesis of this study is that “[…] there exists in Europe a vicious circle of nationalism, de-legitimization of immigration, Holocaust distortion and antisemitism”. Through research in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain and the UK, the project team will collect and compare data sourced from the political field, Holocaust education and (social) media coverages spanning the past 75 years, with a focus on Holocaust memory and antisemitic, anti-immigration and racist sociopolitical sentiments. The results will be translated into practical recommendations and disseminated through a publication and a conference. With a strong international focus, this project is addressing very urgent phenomena of Holocaust distortion and resurgence of antisemitism, racism and nationalism.

Beneficiary countries
United Kingdom