Between Defeat and Victory: Finnish memory culture of the Second World War

  title={Between Defeat and Victory: Finnish memory culture of the Second World War},
  author={Ville Kivim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of History},
  pages={482 - 504}
  • V. Kivimäki
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Art
  • Scandinavian Journal of History
The article focuses on five essential phenomena in the Finnish memory culture relating to the three Finnish wars fought in 1939–1945, namely, (1) the memory of the fallen; (2) the influential work by author Väinö Linna; (3) the contested memory politics and veteran cultures in the 1960s and 1970s; (4) Germany and the Holocaust in the Finnish memory culture; and (5) the ‘neo-patriotic’ turn in the commemoration of the wars from the end of the 1980s onwards. The Finnish memory culture of 1939… 
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