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Author Saidel, Rochelle G.

Title Never too late to remember : the politics behind New York City's Holocaust Museum / Rochelle G. Saidel
Published New York : Holmes & Meier, 1996


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 MELB  940.5318 Sai/Ntl  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 290 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series New perspectives, Jewish life and thought
New perspectives (Holmes & Meier)
Contents Introduction: Where Is New York City's Holocaust Memorial Museum? -- Ch. 1. The American Jewish Community's Emergence as an Interest Group -- Ch. 2. Memory of the Holocaust as an Issue in the American Jewish Community -- Ch. 3. Early Attempts To Create a New York City Holocaust Memorial -- Ch. 4. Memorial Plans Change with the Political Climate -- Ch. 5. The Holocaust Memorial Endeavor Continues -- Ch. 6. The Players Change but Still No Progress -- Ch. 7. Holocaust Memorialization on the U.S. Government's Agenda -- Ch. 8. Mayor Koch's Holocaust Memorial Task Force -- Ch. 9. The New York City Holocaust Memorial Commission -- Ch. 10. Governor Cuomo Intervenes -- Ch. 11. The Holocaust Museum as a Real Estate Deal -- Ch. 12. New York State as a Fickle Landlord -- Ch. 13. More Steps Backward and Forward -- Ch. 14. Internal Power Struggles and Conflicts -- Ch. 15. Why Is This Holocaust Museum Different from All Others? -- Ch. 16. A Holocaust Memorial for New York City - Fifty Years and Counting
Summary "Why has New York City, the largest center of Jewish culture and home to more survivors than any other city in the United States, taken more than half a century to begin implementing plans for its Holocaust memorial? Because the process of memorializing of any historical event, Rochelle Saidel explains, is inevitably political, and she gives a detailed analysis of how various groups within the American Jewish community, local power brokers, real estate developers, and major political players have all influenced the memorial's progress." "Never Too Late To Remember traces the history of the numerous attempts to create a Holocaust memorial in New York City that began in 1946-47, and focuses on the present project, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, facing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in lower Manhattan and scheduled to open in 1997." "Saidel is frank in attributing the many false starts and delays to conflicting political agendas, tensions among project organizers, and broken promises and commitments. More than a story of back-room politics, Never Too Late To Remember places New York City's project in the broader framework of Holocaust memorialization, thereby examining the dynamic between memory, ideology, politics, and representation."--BOOK JACKET. JACKET.tial
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-282) and index
Subject Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Museums -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
LC no. 96012944
ISBN 0841913676 (cloth : alk. paper)