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Interpreting memory
Interpreting memory

Author(s): Monika Eriksen
Subject(s): History, Political history, Social history
Published by: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej im. Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego we Wrocławiu

Summary/Abstract: Historically significant places of memory possess vague characteristics. They can be both positive and negative in their symbolism. They share a common denominator based upon the subjective interpretation of the past. At the core of how we interpret memory is the question of whether each place, memorial or statue is received with positive enthusiasm or negative societal repudiation. After all, as the saying goes, “one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist”.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 02 (21)
  • Page Range: 164-169
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English