Holocaust inversion and contemporary antisemitism.

KLAFF, Lesley D (2014). Holocaust inversion and contemporary antisemitism. Fathom, 5.

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One of the cruellest aspects of the new antisemitism is its perverse use of the Holocaust as a stick to beat 'the Jews'. This article explains the phenomenon of 'Holocaust Inversion', which involves an 'inversion of reality' (the Israelis are cast as the 'new' Nazis and the Palestinians as the 'new' Jews) and an 'inversion of morality' (the Holocaust is presented as a moral lesson for, or even a moral indictment of, 'the Jews'). Holocaust inversion is a form of soft-core Holocaust denial, yet when concerns that its deployment is antisemitic are expressed, those concerns are met with accusations of bad faith.

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Additional Information: This article was translated into Polish and is available as 'Inwersja Holocaustu' in 'Listy z naszego sadu', which is published online at http://www.listyznaszegosadu.pl/brunatna-fala/inwersja-holocaustu The article was cited in Alan Johnson, 'Intellectual Incitement: The Anti-Zionist Ideology and the Creation of the Anti-Zionist Subject', in Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, 'The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel' (Chicago MLA Members for Scholars Rights 2015); and in Ben Gidley,'50 days in the summer: Gaza, political protest and antisemitism in the UK', Report to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, January 2015. The published article, which is avaialble at the URL listed, is fully illustrated.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
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Depositing User: Lesley Klaff
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 13:55
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 17:05
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10260

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