”Resistance”, ”Gulag”, ”Holocaust” and the Reconstruction of Democracy After 1989 Cover Image

“Rezistenţă”, “Gulag”, “Holocaust” şi construirea memoriei democratice după 1989
”Resistance”, ”Gulag”, ”Holocaust” and the Reconstruction of Democracy After 1989

Author(s): Florin Abraham
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Democracy; post-communism; Holocaust; Gulag; social memory; transition; political parties.

Summary/Abstract: This study analyzes the way in which the formation of a democratic memory was attempted within the Romanian society after 1989. In order to accomplish its goal, the paper analyzes both the issues related to a “trial of communism” and those related to assuming Romania’s responsibility in the Holocaust. The author upholds six theses concerning the construction of a democratic memory, according to which the problem of assuming the traumatic period 1938-1939 is studied. The author’s main conclusion is that in Romania efforts efforst have been made to construct a democratic memory, but that this memory functions in a selective manner.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 40-57
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Romanian