Diego Guzzi

Beyond the Holocaust. Europe between repairing the past and building a common future

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Keywords: Holocaust, Europe, international justice, social memory, debt

What relationship can there be today between the memory of the Holocaust and the construction of European identity? It is not just a matter of justice (criminal or civil, punitive or restorative). Some crimes and some debts necessarily remain, and this could be an opportunity. The network of mutual obligations that binds European peoples and states can in fact turn the «negative memory» of political violence into the awareness of an irreparable past whereupon to base the commitment to a common future.

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