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Peto, Andrea

Reframing historical canon about WWII in post communist context

My present book project is about divided memory of transitional justice in Hungary and in Eastern Europe particular. The proposed paper is analysing the factors resulted in this divided memories and the role what Cold War played in shaping historical discourse about WWII and aftermath. The paper will pay emphasis on emigrant communities as producers of historical knowledge and on their influence on history writing after 1989. 

In this paper I would like to address possible explanations for the missing “memory turn” in history writing about WWII in the former communist block although all possibilities were there in 1989?

Friday 30 Oct, 9.00-11.00 SESSION 4
Panel: The Cold War's Impact on Historiographys