Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust : History and Representation, Hardback Book

Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust : History and Representation Hardback

Edited by Sara J. Brenneis, Gina Herrmann

Part of the Toronto Iberic series


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Spain has for too long been considered peripheral to the human catastrophes of World War II and the Holocaust.

This volume is the first broadly interdisciplinary, scholarly collection to situate Spain in a position of influence in the history and culture of the Second World War.

Featuring essays by international experts in the fields of history, literary studies, cultural studies, political science, sociology, and film studies, this book clarifies historical issues within Spain while also demonstrating the impact of Spain's involvement in the Second World War on historical memory of the Holocaust. Many of the contributors have done extensive archival research, bringing new information and perspectives to the table, and in many cases the essays published here analyze primary and secondary material previously unavailable in English.

Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust reaches beyond discipline, genre, nation, and time period to offer previously unknown evidence of Spain's continued relevance to the Holocaust and the Second World War.