Dan Diner

is Professor of Modern European History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig.


Memory displaced

Re-reading Jean Améry's "Torture"

Jean Améry, writing in 1965, famously called torture “the essence of the Third Reich”. Why should Améry, the Holocaust survivor, have emphasized torture over the annihilation of the Jews? His choice can be understood in the context of French public debate on the Algerian war, argues Dan Diner.

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