Různé války v evropském veřejném prostoru
Different wars in the European public space
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceHistorie – Otázky – Problémy (History, Issues, Problems), 2018, 10, 1, 60-72
national narratives, Second World War, history textbooks, historical memory
Different recollections of World War II are typical of every European country. To answer the question what kind of place has this war in the memory of several European countries and Russia, a civil society activist together with university experts decided to investigate. This is based on an analysis of the narratives presented in the current history textbooks. Comparisons of these dominant narratives about the war were then put in the form of an exhibition called Different Wars. The exhibition has been staged since autumn 2015 in European and Russian cities and it has been perceived very differently. This analysis not only of the national stories of the Second World War, but also of the reaction of society to such questions about its past in public space, bears witness to the remembrance of European countries.