The “Bandera Debate”: The Contentious Legacy of World War II and Liberalization of Collective Memory in Western Ukraine

@article{Narvselius2012TheD,
  title={The “Bandera Debate”: The Contentious Legacy of World War II and Liberalization of Collective Memory in Western Ukraine},
  author={Eleonora Narvselius},
  journal={Canadian Slavonic Papers},
  year={2012},
  volume={54},
  pages={469 - 490}
}
  • Eleonora Narvselius
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers
  • Abstract This article explores the core propositions articulated by several public actors in the so-called Bandera debate, i.e., discussions about the usable past and legacy of the wartime Ukrainian nationalist insurgency and its central symbolic figure, Stepan Bandera. In Western Ukraine, popular historical imagery as well as intellectual polemics about the “Ukrainization” of World War II challenged both the Soviet myth of the Great Patriotic War and the European model of politics of regret… CONTINUE READING
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