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The Other Day of Memory

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

Why does the Day of Memory – February 10 when the Treaty of Paris was signed – struggle to enter into the public conscience 15 years after its establishment? Why does that story of pain and violence fails to become public? Why, to the contrary and notwithstanding the many difficulties, does Holocaust Remembrance Day hold a public space? We better think about it before conspiracy theories (which in our country are on the rise) suggest that it is the umpteenth proof of the power of “Jewish internationalism”.

*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas.