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Dec 2000 Journal

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Homegrown history

A new series about the Holocaust is being shown on German television (ZDF). To be screened at peak time, the series’ historical advisers include Yehuda Bauer, Christopher Browning and Eberhard Jäckel; Simon Wiesenthal is the ‘patron’.

At the conclusion of the series, there will be a panel discussion. Diverging from the accepted spelling ‘Holocaust’ deriving from the Greek and adopted by the Anglophone world, the German series director has chosen the title Holokaust, “a symbolic act of appropriation of one’s own history” according to Eberhard Jäckel.

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