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German Muslims’ ‘Shocking’ Response to the Holocaust

Holocaust educators in Germany often report that Germans of Muslim origin respond ‘wrongly’ to discussions about Nazi atrocities: Rather than remorse, they react with anxiety, fear – and radical empathy

Esra Özyürek
Esra Özyürek
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Esra Özyürek
Esra Özyürek

As right-wing nativist and racist ideologies gain traction around the world, left-leaning and liberal intellectuals are turning to Germany, the Nazi WWII era and the country’s post-Holocaust project of national atonement and remembrance. They seek transposable lessons for challenging historic racism and crimes against humanity.