New PDF release: Britain and the Holocaust: Remembering and Representing War

By Caroline Sharples, Olaf Jensen

ISBN-10: 1137350776

ISBN-13: 9781137350770

ISBN-10: 1349468568

ISBN-13: 9781349468560

How has Britain understood the Holocaust? This interdisciplinary quantity explores well known narratives of the second one international conflict and cultural representations of the Holocaust from the Nuremberg trials of 1945-6, to the institution of a countrywide memorial day by way of the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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Humanity Could Prevail” ’, 282–283. Duncan Little 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 29 Little, Allies in Auschwitz, 42. , 32. Ibid. , 77. Charles Coward, testimonial statement for Nuremberg IG Farben hearings, 1947–1948. IWM Documents section. Item ref: NI 11695. Ibid. Ibid. George Longdon, Testimonial statement for Nuremberg IG Farben hearings, 1947–1948. Source: IWM Documents section. Item ref: NI 11703.

65 Bread rationing began a year later in 1946. Britain may have defeated Nazism, but it was at a huge cost, and Attlee’s new Labour government had a very long ‘to do’ list. The experiences of British POWs were simply not important in the consciousness of a nation which faced such severe problems. An example of the post-war mood can be gleaned from the reflections of former POW Jim Witte, who recounted his experience of a train journey from London to Essex shortly after the war’s end: It was all very unreal and I began to get the feeling of an anti-climax.

Humanity Could Prevail” ’, 267. , 270. Author’s notes, interview with Brian Bishop, 2008. Kenneth Lovell, Testimonial statement for Nuremberg IG Farben hearings, 1947–1948. IWM Documents section. Item ref: 11702. Harry Ogden, Report to United Nations War Crimes Investigation Unit, National Archives, WO 311/149. Little, Allies in Auschwitz, 34. War Crimes Investigation Report, National Archives, WO 309/1063. Ibid. White, ‘ “Even in Auschwitz . . Humanity Could Prevail” ’, 266. Little, Allies in Auschwitz, 34–35.

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