Remembering and Forgetting in Post-War Poland and Ukraine
The book is a comparative case study of collective memory in two small communities situated on two Central-European borderlands. Despite different pre-war histories, Ukrainian Zhovkva (before 1939 Polish Żółkiew) and Polish Krzyż (before 1945 German Kreuz) were to share a common fate of many European localities, destroyed and rebuilt in a completely new shape. As a result of war, and post-war ethnic cleansing and displacement, they lost almost all of their pre-war inhabitants and were repopulated by new people. Based on more than 150 oral history interviews, the book describes the process of reconstruction of social microcosm, involving the reader in a journey through the lives of real people entangled in the dramatic historical events of the 20th century.
KeywordsCollective Identity; Deportation and resettlement; Displaced; Forgetting; Galicji; Holocaust and ethnic cleansing; Kopernika; Memories; Mikołaja; Naukowe; Odzyskanych; pamięć; pamięci; Poland; Polish-Ukrainian conflict; Politics of memory; polskich; Post; Przesiedlenia; przykładzie; Remembering; Second World War; społecznej; Studium; Ukraine; ukraińskiej; Uniwersytetu; Wydawnictwo; Wylegala; Ziem
ISBN9783653070040, 9783631712443, 9783631712450, 9783631678718, 9783653070040
Publication date and placeBern, 2019
SeriesGeschichte – Erinnerung – Politik. Studies in History, Memory and Politics, 26