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World War II Memory Politics: Jewish, Polish and Roma Minorities of Belarus
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Institute of Contemporary History.
2013 (English)In: The Journal of Belarusian Studies, ISSN 0075-4161, Vol. 1, 7-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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London, 2013. Vol. 1, 7-40 p.
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Polish minority, Second World War, Roma, Jews, memory politics, collective trauma, Genocide
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24666Local ID: 1560/42/2011OAI: diva2:749121
Romernas förintelse i Ukraina 1941-44: historia, minnen, representationer
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1560/42/2011
Available from: 2014-09-23 Created: 2014-09-23 Last updated: 2015-01-16Bibliographically approved

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