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Achcar, Gilbert (2006) 'Le reazioni all'Olocausto nel Medio Oriente arabo. [The Reactions to the Holocaust in the Arab Middle East].' In: Cattaruzza, Marina, Flores, Marcello, Sullam, Simon Levis and Traverso, Enzo, (eds.), Storia della Shoah. La crisi dell'Europa, lo sterminio degli ebrei e la memoria del XX secolo. Torino: UTET Libreria, pp. 869-900.

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This is a long chapter on the reactions to the Nazi Judeocide in the Arab Middle East. The chapter starts with a description of the difference in viewpoints and narratives between Jews and Arabs, with a different focal point for each community (the Shoah and the Nakba). It then depicts Arab reactions to Nazism and its consequences from 1933 to 1947, making a distinction between liberal pro-Western Arabs, Islamic fundamentalists, Arab nationalists and Marxists. The evolution of stances in the epoch of the rise and radicalisation of Arab nationalism (1948-1967) is then assessed. This was followed by the era of Arab exacerbated resentment (1967-1987), which led in turn to the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism as part of an ideological regression in the whole Arab world, with a sharp increase in stances of an Anti-Semitic character, fought by a minority of enlightened intellectuals.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9788802072685
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008 13:29

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