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Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals

Project description

Holocaust and genocide - representations of atrocities

It has never been systematically analysed whether the alleged ‘globalisation of memory’ really took place and if the Holocaust has become a global historical reference for human rights. The EU-funded GMM project tests this hypothesis by examining 50 memorial museums on four continents, focusing on the WWII period in the US, Israel, Europe, China, and Japan and recent genocides in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. The project looks at several contradictory trends in this regard. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem are often-referenced role models for exhibiting individual victims, the German concept of negative memory dealing with individual complicity is rarely copied, while the genocides committed in the 1990s have brought a new focus on forensic excavations.

Host institution

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 947 513,75
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 947 513,75
Other funding
€ 0,00