By Karyn Ball
Explores the connection among disciplinarity and modern ethics of scholarship concerning the Holocaust.
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Does Goldhagen think that his readers will be bored? 29 Eley’s reference to “taste” clearly targets Goldhagen’s “low-brow” conduct, an assessment that reverberates throughout the reviews. The historians are condemning Goldhagen’s lack of class—his failure, in other words, to 26 Disciplining the Holocaust respect what Grossmann refers to as the Schamgrenze (shame borders) that well-behaved historians have traditionally honored while recounting the Nazi crimes. Writing for the New York Review of Books, the publisher-editor of Die Zeit, Josef Joffe, reiterates Jürgen Kocka’s observation that “[m]ost historians have used more cautious language” or have, at the very least “scrupulously stopped pointing at ‘the Germans’ ” in the modern literature on the Holocaust.
Assessing its impact on the writing of history belongs to the work of understanding the specificity of the Shoah as an historical event. For this reason, Goldhagen’s ressentiment should not be punished and summarily dismissed as a failure of rationality, but might instead be taken seriously as an object of inquiry in its own right. I stage this defense of the scientific and moral propriety of Goldhagen’s ressentiment in order to highlight the behavioral and stylistic codes that determine acceptable approaches to the Holocaust.
However, his responsibilities as a historian do not end there: “The main task of research is, after all, to explain the connections. ”59 The stridency of Jäckel’s condemnation gives me reason to pause. ’ ”61 It is important to recall that Goldhagen’s book found an extraordinarily receptive audience among the mainstream media and nonacademic readers. By the end of the first year of its publication in English, it had been translated into twelve languages. S. foreign correspondent William L. 69 Habermas deflects the widespread criticisms of Hitler’s Willing Executioners by celebrating the book’s pedagogical effects and disclaiming his right to assume the authority of a professional historian in adjudicating its merit as a historical work.