This article presents some concluding thoughts from the authors. It argues that no book can claim finality and closure regarding Holocaust studies and that the ending(s) of the Holocaust itself have not yet reached finality and closure, and probably never will. It details four Holocaust-related incidents illustrating that fact. Like the Holocaust itself, the field of Holocaust studies does little to encourage optimism about humanity's future and progress. Both entail darkness and invite despair. This book is but a fleeting episode in history's unfolding, and the ending(s) of both will come only with time's passage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Nov 25 2010|
- Holocaust studies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)