On November 14, Walter Reich of George Washington University delivered the third of the 2005–2006 Bradley Lectures. Edited excerpts follow.

This talk is about Holocaust memory. For decades after the Holocaust, the Jewish community pressured survivors to not talk about the Holocaust and to let memory of it get buried by the passage of time. Much of the source of this pressure was the discomfort about displaying the immensity of the victimization that Jews had, once again in history, suffered. It was only decades after the Second World War that victimization came to be seen, especially in America, as a badge of honor that elevated the status of those who had been victimized.

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