Treznea: Trauma, nationalism and the memory of World War II in Romania

@article{Bucur2002TrezneaTN,
  title={Treznea: Trauma, nationalism and the memory of World War II in Romania},
  author={Maria Bucur},
  journal={Rethinking History},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={35 - 55}
}
  • Maria Bucur
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Political Science
  • Rethinking History
This essay focuses on the relationship between official and vernacular forms of remembering a mass killing of eighty-six civilians that took place on 9 September 1940 at Treznea, a village in the heart of Northern Transylvania, now part of Romania. This region was at that point in the process of being reoccupied by Hungarian troops after the Vienna Award of 31 August 1940. After 1940, the memory of 9 September remained apparently buried yet powerfully alive for those living in Treznea. Their… 

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