The Memory of the Holocaust and Israeli Society

The Holocaust has become a founding event in the history of the State of Israel, even before the establishment of Israel. This series of lectures examines how the memory of the Holocaust has been constructed in Israel, and how it has affected Israeli society. It analyzes central political, social, legal and cultural events in Israel that influenced the formation of the memory of the Holocaust in the Israeli society. The lectures focus on the first few decades after the establishment of Israel, and discusses, among others, the reparations controversy, the Kastner trial, the Eichmann trial, and the Six Days War.