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Title Bringing the dark past to light : the reception of the Holocaust in postcommunist Europe / edited and with an introduction by John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
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Contents Introduction / JOHN-PAUL HIMKA & JOANNA BEATA MICHLIC -- I. "Our Conscience Is Clean": Albanian Elites and the Memory of the Holocaust in Postsocialist Albania / DANIEL PEREZ -- 2. The Invisible Genocide: The Holocaust in Belarus / PER ANDERS RUDLING -- 3. Contemporary Responses to the Holocaust in Bosnia and Herzegovina / FRANCINE FRIEDMAN -- 4. Debating the Fate of Bulgarian Jews during World War II / JOSEPH BENATOV -- 5. Representations of the Holocaust and Historical Debates in Croatia since 1989 / MARK BIONDICH -- 6. The Sheep of Lidice: The Holocaust and the Construction of Czech National History / MICHAL FRANKL -- 7. Victim of History: Perceptions of the Holocaust in Estonia / ANTON WEISS-WENDT -- 8. Holocaust Remembrance in the German Democratic Republic and Beyond / PETER MONTEATH -- 9. The Memory of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Hungary -- Part l: The Politics of Holocaust Memory / PAUL HANEBRINK -- Part 2: Cinematic Memory of the Holocaust / CATHERINE PORTUGES -- IO. The Transformation of Holocaust Memory in Post- Soviet Latvia / BELLA ZISERE -- l I. Conflicting Memories: The Reception of the Holocaust in Lithuania / SAULIUS SUZIEDELIS & SARUNAS LIEKIS -- 12. The Combined Legacies of the "Jewish Question" and the "Macedonian Question" / HOLLY CASE -- 13. Public Discourses on the Holocaust in Moldova: Justification, Instrumentalization, and Mourning / VLADIMIR SOLONAR! -- 14· The Memory of the Holocaust in Post-1989 Poland: Renewal-Its Accomplishments and Its Powerlessness / JOANNA BEATA MICHLIC & MALGORZATA MELCHIOR -- 15. Public Perceptions of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Romania / FELICIA WALDMAN & MIHAi CHIOVEANU -- 16. The Reception of the Holocaust in Russia: Silence, Conspiracy, and Glimpses of Light / KLAS-GORAN KARLSSON -- 17. Between Marginalization and Instrumentalization: Holocaust Memory in Serbia since the Late 1980s / JOVAN BYFORD -- 18. The "Unmasterable Past"? The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Slovakia / NINA PAULOVICOVA -- 19· On the Periphery: Jews, Slovenes, and the Memory of the Holocaust / GREGOR JOSEPH KRANJC -- 20. The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Ukraine / JOHN-PAUL HIMKA -- Conclusion / OMER BARTOV
Summary "This volume of original essays explores the memory of the Holocaust and the Jewish past in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Devoting space to every postcommunist country, the essays in Bringing the Dark Past to Light explore how the memory of the "dark pasts" of Eastern European nations is being recollected and reworked. In addition, it examines how this memory shapes the collective identities and the social identity of ethnic and national minorities. Memory of the Holocaust has practical implications regarding the current development of national cultures and international relationships."--Opening screen of ebook (EBL platform, viewed October 17, 2013)
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Subject Antisemitism -- Europe, Eastern.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Public opinion.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Europe, Eastern -- Influence.
Public opinion -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Ethnic relations.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1989-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Himka, John-Paul, 1949- editor
Michlic, Joanna B., editor
LC no. 2013003571
ISBN 0803246471 (electronic bk.)
1461930510 (electronic bk.)
9780803246478 (electronic bk.)
9781461930518 (electronic bk.)