Liat Steir-Livny, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer. Holocaust Studies, Film Studies & Cultural Studies  


Yonatan Ratosh, the 'Canaanites' and their Attitude to the Holocaust, 1943-1953

Liat Steir-Livny & Ya'acov Shavit 2009

When disaster comes from Afar

The article explores the radical reactions of the poet Yonatan Ratosh (Uriel Shelach), th e founder of the Canaanite movement, to the Holocaust. It shows how the radical responses were reflected not only in indifference, but also in radical conclusions he drew from the destruction of the Jews. The article will show how these responses are connected to his stands as the haed of the Canaanite movement

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Steir-Livny, Liat & Ya'acov Shavit. "Yonatan Ratosh, the 'Canaanites' and their Attitude to the Holocaust, 1943-1953". Dina Porat (ed), When disaster comes from Afar. Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi, 2009, pp. 85-102 [Hebrew].

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