The Shaping of “Historical Truth”: Construction and Reconstruction of the Memory and Narrative of the Waffen SS “Galicia” Division

  title={The Shaping of “Historical Truth”: Construction and Reconstruction of the Memory and Narrative of the Waffen SS “Galicia” Division},
  author={Olesya Khromeychuk},
  journal={Canadian Slavonic Papers},
  pages={443 - 467}
  • O. Khromeychuk
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Sociology
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers
Abstract This paper looks at how the memory and, subsequently, narratives of the Waffen SS “Galicia,” later known as the 1st Ukrainian Division of the Ukrainian National Army, are being (re)constructed and presented to a wider audience by scholars, politicians, and World War II veterans. The narratives and political framings of the “Galicia” Division tend to divide into two dichotomous approaches, each presenting itself as “historical truth.” On the one hand, the ex-members are often portrayed… 
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