The Fall and Rise of a National Hero: Interpretations of Draža Mihailović and the Chetniks in Yugoslavia and Serbia since 1945

@article{Sindbk2009TheFA,
  title={The Fall and Rise of a National Hero: Interpretations of Dra{\vz}a Mihailovi{\'c} and the Chetniks in Yugoslavia and Serbia since 1945},
  author={Tea Sindb{\ae}k},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary European Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={47 - 59}
}
  • Tea Sindbæk
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • History, Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary European Studies
This article explores the ways in which Draža Mihailović and the Chetnik movement have been presented and reinterpreted as historical figures in Serbian historiography and popular representations of history since the Second World War, from his vilification and portrayal as a traitor to eventual rehabilitation and depiction as a Serbian national hero. It examines the key role played by historians as mediators of memory and charts the way in which the instrumentalisation of Second World War… 

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