Remembering the German Past in the Czech Lands: A Key Moment Between Communicative and Cultural Memory

@inproceedings{Spalov2017RememberingTG,
  title={Remembering the German Past in the Czech Lands: A Key Moment Between Communicative and Cultural Memory},
  author={Barbora Spalov{\'a}},
  year={2017}
}
The objective of this paper is to document the ongoing shift from communicative to cultural memory of war and post-war events in the Czech Republic by using an example of a local struggle about a memorial for German inhabitants of a Czech town killed in June 1945. Thanks to an anthropological and social geographical approach based on interviews, family memory research, observations, and analysis of archive materials, it is possible to reconstruct the local and international sources of the post… CONTINUE READING