World War II Memory Politics: Jewish, Polish and Roma Minorities of Belarus
2013 (English)In: The Journal of Belarusian Studies, ISSN 0075-4161, Vol. 1, 7-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article examines contemporary memory politics in Belarus as exhibited by new monuments to Holocaust victims, the genocide of the Roma people, and the mass killings of representatives of the Polish minority during World War II. It analyses various instances of the exploitation of the mythology of World War II for daily political purposes. Dr Kotljarchuk draws parallels with memory politics in Ukraine, and its conciliation with Poland and Russia with which Belarus shares similar problems, namely the very limited commemoration of the genocide of the Roma and the swift rate of memorialisation of the Holocaust.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, 2013. Vol. 1, 7-40 p.
Polish minority, Second World War, Roma, Jews, memory politics, collective trauma, Genocide
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24666Local ID: 1560/42/2011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-24666DiVA: diva2:749121
ProjectsRomernas förintelse i Ukraina 1941-44: historia, minnen, representationer
FunderThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1560/42/2011