One of the gratifying dimensions of my academic study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust is the way my work is of interest to the general public. An added benefit is the dialogue with middle and high school teachers charged with providing young people with the most trustworthy and effective knowledge under, at times, challenging conditions created by Holocaust denial and distortion. I have been for over twenty years an enthusiastic participant of programs that bring professors and teachers together in courses, including a two-week study tour through Central Europe. We visit the remains of Nazi-imposed ghettos as well as Nazi concentration and extermination camps, and spend a considerable time at three well-endowed, excellently run documentation centers that are located on historic sites in Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin. De facto museums of Nazism, they are not designated as such as the word “museum” is typically associated with a legacy that...
Review: Presenting Difficult Pasts Through Architecture: Converting National Socialist Sites to Documentation Centers, by Rumiko Handa
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Robert Jan van Pelt; Review: Presenting Difficult Pasts Through Architecture: Converting National Socialist Sites to Documentation Centers, by Rumiko Handa. The Public Historian 1 November 2021; 43 (4): 153–155. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2021.43.4.153
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