The Problem with (Mis)remembering the Holocaust: The Banality of Evil

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it is important to recognize that there is a very real human tendency to mis-remember the grave evils of history: to imagine that they happened in a different world; to think that those who perpetuated such evil, or those who scandalously remained silent and complicit, were somehow different kinds of people than we are.