Doing Justice


  • Laura S. Levitt Temple University




evidence, Holocaust, American Jews, crime


This brief essay explores what it means to consider the stuff in police storage and the physical remains of atrocity collected in Holocaust museums, libraries, and archives as the stuff of American Religious history. Moreover, the paper suggests how and in what ways these materials might enable scholars to do justice to traumatic pasts.

Author Biography

Laura S. Levitt, Temple University

Laura S. Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender atTemple University, USA.


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How to Cite

Levitt, L. (2012). Evidence: Doing Justice. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 41(4), 11–15. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v41i4.11