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Holidays in the Danger ZoneEntanglements of War and Tourism$
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Debbie Lisle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698554

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698554.001.0001

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Bipolar Travels

Bipolar Travels

Tourism and Conflict at the Edges of the Cold War

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Holidays in the Danger Zone

Debbie Lisle

University of Minnesota Press

Efforts to preserve and transform Auschwitz and Hiroshima into tourist sites in the aftermath of WWII reveal the difficult and often jarring connection between commemoration and tourism spectacle. As these sites slowly developed throughout the Cold War, another war-tourism conjunction was emerging in which Western soldiers on R&R vacations from the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam intensified racist, patriarchal and often violent modes of dominance.

Keywords:   Auschwitz, Hiroshima, tourism as preservation, Cold War, Rest and Recreation, Korea, Vietnam, violence

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