Nation Building and the Perpetration of Genocide: Memory, National Security, and the Cold War
This research project grapples with one of the crucial problems of the modern world and International Relations: genocide. By examining specifically how the memory of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide was leveraged for national security, politics and governance, this project will contribute to overlooked links between the memory of past crimes and nation-building in the age of the Cold War. With an eye towards the ‘diplomacy of genocide’ this project seeks to explore such links in the understudied context of memory, politics and governance: how have Cold War fears and related East-West polarization, and thus national security concerns, shaped perpetrator nation-states to deny or acknowledge their past crimes?
- How Do We Remember the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust? | 2020
Ben Aharon, Eldad (2020): How Do We Remember the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust? A Global View of an Integrated Memory of Perpetrators, Victims and Third–Party Countries, PRIF Report 6/2020, Frankfurt/M.
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