Personal memories for remote historical events: accuracy and clarity of flashbulb memories related to World War II.

@article{Berntsen2005PersonalMF,
  title={Personal memories for remote historical events: accuracy and clarity of flashbulb memories related to World War II.},
  author={Dorthe Berntsen and Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2005},
  volume={134 2},
  pages={242-57}
}
One hundred forty-five Danes between 72 and 89 years of age were asked for their memories of their reception of the news of the Danish occupation (April 1940) and liberation (May 1945) and for their most negative and most positive personal memories from World War II. Almost all reported memories for the invasion and liberation. Their answers to factual questions (e.g., the weather) were corroborated against objective records and compared with answers from a younger control group. The older… CONTINUE READING
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