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Displaced Memories : Remembering and Forgetting in Post-War Poland and Ukraine, Hardback Book

Displaced Memories : Remembering and Forgetting in Post-War Poland and Ukraine Hardback

Part of the Geschichte - Erinnerung - Politik. Studies in History, Memory and Politics series


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 Zolkiew) and Polish Krzyz (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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9783631678718



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