“The Struggle for the Memory of the Nation”: Post-Communist Slovakia and its World War II Past

  title={“The Struggle for the Memory of the Nation”: Post-Communist Slovakia and its World War II Past},
  author={Nadya Nedelsky},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={969 - 992}
  • N. Nedelsky
  • Published 10 November 2016
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Human Rights Quarterly
ABSTRACT: Tasked with confronting the darker elements of Slovakia’s World War II and communist regimes, the Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute is arguably its most important transitional justice institution. Since its founding head died in 2006, however, political elites have nominated several apologists for the wartime fascist state to lead the Institute. This paper examines how these apologists mythologize the past; why some successfully achieved top positions at the Institute (focusing on the… 


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