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Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme

 
Dark grey columns overshadow the onlooker. The title words, "Subcontractors of guilt", are superimposed.

This is the first ever major study to analyse and propose ways of improving Holocaust education programs designed for Muslims. The project reconsiders the core of contemporary debates on European identity by looking at the crucial but oft overlooked connections between Holocaust memory and the integration of Muslims into the European moral order. It examines how Holocaust education and the values of empathy and tolerance it aims to inculcate influence European Muslim minorities and bordering Muslim majorities.

This project is funded by the British Academy, German Academic Exchange (DAAD), and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Principal Investigator

Professor Esra Özyürek

Publications

Subcontractors of guilt: Holocaust memory and Muslim belonging in post-war Germany. Forthcoming, April 2023. Stanford University Press.

“Muslim Minorities as Germany’s Past Future: Islam Critics, Holocaust Memory, and Immigrant Integration” Memory Studies 15(1), 2019.

“Rethinking Empathy: Emotions Triggered by the Holocaust among Muslim-minority in Germany” Anthropological Theory 18(4): 456-477, 2018.

Media

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-german-muslims-shocking-response-to-the-holocaust-1.9500759

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