Remembering and Forgetting: Creating a Soviet Lithuanian Capital. Vilnius 1944–1949

  title={Remembering and Forgetting: Creating a Soviet Lithuanian Capital. Vilnius 1944–1949},
  author={T. Weeks},
  journal={Journal of Baltic Studies},
  pages={517 - 533}
  • T. Weeks
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Baltic Studies
Ernest Renan remarked in his famous essay ‘What is a Nation?’ that while remembering was crucial in forming national identity and consciousness, no less important was forgetting. Indeed, the writing of history as a patriotic enterprise proves this statement time and again, with the patriot-historian emphasizing the glorious and admirable deeds of his (nearly always ‘his’) nation and passing less agreeable – or more complex – realities unmentioned. One may observe the same phenomenon of… Expand
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