Establishing cooperation between Israel and Poland to save Auschwitz Concentration Camp: globalising the responsibility for the Massacre

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Abstract

This paper highlights the rationale for collaboration to prevent the deterioration of heritage sites. It is argued that due to the characteristics of heritage sites (arising from their economic, political and symbolic importance) and difficulties in preserving them, collaboration is essential to prevent these sites from ruin. Taking Auschwitz Concentration Camp as an example, it is postulated that collaboration between Israeli and Polish government agencies is required to prevent the site from irreparable deterioration. This collaboration is based on the symbolic meanings and political importance Auschwitz has and the possibility of emphasising the site’s connection to the former Allied nation’s heritage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Policy
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Israel
  • Poland
  • Zionism
  • cooperation
  • economic benefits
  • heritage
  • symbolic meanings

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