Academic journal article Jewish Political Studies Review

From the Editors

Academic journal article Jewish Political Studies Review

From the Editors

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This issue opens with an essay by Laurence Weinbaum about the forgotten Polish Jewish historian Ruben Feldschu. Only fragments of his diary written in the Warsaw Ghetto, which contains more than eight hundred pages of entries, have been deciphered and published. Feldschu's writings have never found a place in the mainstream historiography of the Holocaust.

Elisabeth Kuebler analyzes the emergence of Holocaust remembrance at the European level. She points out that the Council of Europe places significant emphasis on the perspectives of the victims and the rescuers. Its educational effort targets the eradication of ideologies that led to the crimes against humanity committed by Germans, Austrians, and their European collaborators. However, perpetrators are barely named and shamed in the respective Council of Europe publications. The council's fight against anti-Semitism is institutionally separated from its Holocaust remembrance and education portfolio.

Mladenka Ivankovic discusses the postwar use of the former death camp Sajmiste in Belgrade. In recent years the key feature of the area has become a nightclub called Posejdon. There are no clear plans for the future of the location.

Leslie Wagner reviews the pro-Israeli academic watch organizations. The continuing growth of anti-Israeli activity on campus since 2002 has given them much to do. Wagner considers that in this environment, watching and monitoring may no longer be enough and a more explicit campaigning role may be necessary. …

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