Russian revisionism: Holocaust denial and the new nationalist historiography

Rock, Stella (2001) Russian revisionism: Holocaust denial and the new nationalist historiography. Patterns of Prejudice, 35 (4). pp. 64-76. ISSN 0031-322X

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Holocaust denial has appeared in Russia only recently and has attracted almost no attention in the academic sphere, and relatively little from monitoring organizations. The research for this article - examining the place of Holocaust denial in contemporary Russia - was conducted over three months in Russia and on the Internet. The results indicate that the phenomenon remains of marginal significance and that the majority of material is of western origin. While there are several factors that make the development of Holocaust denial probable - the comparatively high level of antisemitism in Russia, post-Soviet suspicion of historiography and lack of education about the Holocaust - the Soviet war experience and associated anti-Nazi feeling arguably act as restraints on those who would propagate it. Rock concludes that Holocaust-denial material is of less importance than other antisemitic revisions of Russian history that have entered the mainstream of contemporary Russian society.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:47
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 11:08
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