Memory at Risk

By Hector Schmuckler

JDC International Centre for Community Development, October 19, 2007

During the Third International Conference for Intellectuals held in 2005, the lecturer, Hector Schmuckler, addresses the impact of globalization and the increasing commercialization of the world on memory. He asserts that Jewishness is an experience, and often times a result of collective memory. He then moves on to analyze how throughout history, Jews have constantly been exiled and have existed without a defined territory. Building on this notion, he asserts that the ghetto is a significant part of Jewishness, even as it has grown to represent inclusion and acceptance.

Topic: History, Jewish Identification, Community Relations, Communal Memory

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Genre: Speech

Language: English

Copyright Holder: JDC-Europe

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Schmuckler, Hector. Memory at Risk. JDC International Centre for Community Development. 19 October 2007:


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