Guide The Great War and Memory in Central and South-eastern Europe

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His research focuses on the history of historiography, cultural history of the 20th century, and Great War and memory studies.

Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Add to Wishlist. USD Overview This volume presents a series of chapters about the Great War and memory in Central and South-Eastern Europe which will widen the insufficient and spotty representations of the Great War in that region. Show More. Average Review.

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Bremen als Brennpunkt reformierter Irenik: Eine. An example from Hungary also illustrates the extent to which political upheavals have an impact on the culture of remembrance. In Budapest, the opening of a new museum, the House of Fates, which gives a great deal of room to Hungarian rescuers of the Jewish population, has been stalled since due to international resistance. Its concept is regarded by critics as a case of historical revisionism and an antithesis to the Holocaust Documentation Centre, which also addresses Hungarian co-responsibility.

The comparative analysis also shows that the political transformation after , and especially efforts to achieve EU membership, had an impact on remembrance of the Second World War in the memorial museums. The portrayal style she has in mind focuses on individual fates and uses private photos and short biographies. It is a fallacy to assume that the victims of the Second World War are today largely portrayed in similar ways regardless of religion or nationality.

The secessionists in Donezk and the Crimea are waving red flags decorated with hammer and sickle and a likeness of Stalin as though the dictator were still in power. These symbols and icons are partly used to manipulate but they also reflect the unenlightened mood of the people who have never had to undergo the acid test of doubt as to historical events. This demonstrates what can happen to societies who have never been able to achieve any kind of self-critical distance. These were imperial and populist alternatives to the modernisation proposed by those looking to the west, who wanted Russia to undergo a democratic and technocratic renewal after the abolition of serfdom in the 19th century.

Russia as another kind of oil and gas sheikdom, neither promotes the development of civil society nor any proper reappraisal of history. This is the view of critical circles in Russia, who have, however, failed to become predominant and their initiatives on historical memory, with the exception of the Memorial Organisation, have done little to challenge the nostalgic, romantic image of the Soviet imperial past.

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It always contains the conspiracy theory of encirclement and Russia as victim, factors that appeal to Russophiles in the west. The Marxist view demanded support for national movements in eastern Europe that challenged the Czar or the Ottoman Empire. When assessing Ukrainian nationalism it will depend on whether it is the inclusive kind that promotes co-existence between the Ukrainian and Russian speaking peoples as the vast majority of Ukrainians want, seeing it as a bridge between Russia and the EU within the framework of a peaceful European order.

Above all, there is urgent need for more understanding as to the historical collaboration between Ukraine and Nazi Germany. Every democratic movement in Ukraine has to deal with the historical baggage that continues to fuel controversy. There are memorials and street names in western Ukraine commemorating Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists OUN who fought against Russians and Germans and even the SS volunteers of the Galician Division are looked on favourably by some members of the population.

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On the other hand, after a long silence dictated by the Soviet government, various Ukrainian initiatives have examined the Holocaust, the problem areas of the national movement and collaboration with the Nazis. As in the rest of Europe, this has been many facetted and events have had to be put into context: Ukrainian independence ambitions after the demise of the Hapsburg monarchy were brutally ended by the Soviets, who drove million to their deaths in the s with the forced collectivisation of agriculture that resulted in mass starvation Holodomor.

Even though it was the German occupation that resulted in the largest loss of life in any of the occupied countries with the Ukraine Reichskommissariat systematically plundering, and reducing the population by starvation and working people to death as forced labour, it was hatred of Communists and Jews that shaped their view of the world. However hopeless the overheated confrontation currently appears, we need to do everything in our power to support Ukraine and Russia in making a joint effort to understand their common and divided history. A right wing political figure such as Marine Le Pen in France, who is sympathetic to the autocratic Putin, is attempting to make capital out of this.

Endnotes 1 Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder is a historical account of the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history. For above all, it is about the people of Europe. The people of Europe are those who we are commemorating in this project. Portugal, a country full of hopes for the future in A country with very poor macroeconomic and social-development indicators, where most of the population had limited contact with the rest of the world, except those spread in the African colonies and in some European countries.

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