An Inconvenient Past: Post-Communist Holocaust Memorialization

  title={An Inconvenient Past: Post-Communist Holocaust Memorialization},
  author={Jeffrey C. Blutinger},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  pages={73 - 94}
This article examines the difficulties faced by three Eastern European countries in commemorating the Holocaust in the post-Communist era. Since 1989, many of these countries have sought to fashion new national identities by looking to their pre-Communist past. In the case of Slovakia and Hungary, however, their pre-Communist predecessors were Nazi allies, and while Poland never collaborated with Nazi Germany, the Home Army had a difficult and complicated relationship with Jews and Jewish… Expand
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