This article proposes a reflection on the complex theme of memory in the Jewish thought throughout the XX century, with the aim of finding some traces of what we could define a theological place. This is a difficult task, considering the historical unwillingness of the Jewish to use the term theology, the great number of eligible authors, the plurality of the reference places and the interdisciplinary approach required. After a double introduction on the modern Jewish identity and the role of memory in the Jewish tradition, the article presents some important events of the Jewish history of the twentieth century (the end of the Jewish-German symbiosis, the tragedy of the Shoah, the foundation and the restless development of the State of Israel) until coming to the questions of our days, when the voices of the last witnesses of the Shoah are fading and it is more and more difficult to keep their memory alive.

(Author: Brunetto Salvarani)

Summary ed.28 (II/2010)