The central interest is the (re)construction of a sensitive memory of the Holocaust and other genocides through the drawing of boundaries defined in national, regional, social, racial or cultural terms. The assumption is that the network (trans-)national and regional images and narratives that derives from the remembrance of Holocaust had long lasting effects on the memory culture of a globalized world in general and the relations of nation and regions in particular. The second hypothesis is that the concepts of universal virtues and values are entirely useful as a scientific concept in conveying Holocaust.
In the context of Holocaust commemoration, the concept of cultural industries seems quite problematic. The expression of “Holocaust industries” establishes a connection between cultural industries and Holocaust commemoration. The term “cultural industry” as shaped by Adorno and Horkheimer may cultivate false desire; that is, desire created and satisfied by capitalism. According the emergence of global modernity changes, expressed by a shift towards Asia, especially in the economic sector, in the context of Holocaust and genocide commemoration it seems doubly difficult to take a shift of Western values to Asian values in account.