Posted in A2 Sociology: Religion

A2 Beliefs: holocaust memorial – sacred place

This file photo taken on 6 August, 2010 shows two tourists jumping over the concrete steles of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.Safanah has shared this article about behaviour of people at a holocaust memorial. Some are deeply offended by their actions whilst other argue that it is fine because it is not a sacred place. It reminded Safanah of Durkheim and Bellah’s ideas about the sacred and profane and civil religion.

“It’s like a catholic church, it’s a meeting place, children run around, they sell trinkets. A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it is not sacred ground.”
Man juggle balls at memorial site


Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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