of the Second World War and influence understandings of Britains place in Europe. History isn't a myth-making discipline, it's a myth-busting discipline, and it needs to be taught as such in our schools. The way survivors are encountered within British commemorative culture helps to perpetuate narratives of supposedly British liberal democratic values. Yet the position of the Holocaust as the central genocide of the day, and the subsequent hierarchy of suffering this implies, has been evident since the opening ceremony. 85 Ben Shephard, After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen, 1945, (London: Pimlico, 2006. The BBC discussed the enactment under the heading Czech evacuees thank their saviour. We do not exercise a political judgement in ascribing the term genocide to a set of events, whether in Armenia, the Holodomor in Ukraine or the massacres of the Kurds by Saddam Hussein in 1998. Such interpretations of identity allow the British public and the government to assume a position of leadership built on supposed British values whilst avoiding engagement with more sensitive issues like colonial genocides.
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Reflecting, and shaping, the significance attributed to the existence of such contemporary lessons and the shift towards a more contemporary oriented Holocaust education is the Lessons from Auschwitz (LFA) project run by the Holocaust Educational Trust. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism. While Western European nations have largely come to grips with the fact that some of their citizens collaborated with the Nazis, some countries in Eastern Europe remain reluctant to fully confront the darker aspects of their nation's World War II history. Tensions and conflicts surrounding the day were also to enter the public and political spheres before the inaugural ceremony in what Yair Auron describes as a particularly stormy controversy over the exclusion of victims of the Armenian genocide from the commemorative program. 18 Yair Auron, The Pain of Knowledge: Holocaust and Genocide Issues in Education, (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2005 100.
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