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The 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII in Slovenia

  • In May 1985, Yugoslav Slovenia celebrated Victory Day and the 40th anniversary of liberation. In May 2015, independent Slovenia celebrated the 70th anniversary of the war’s end as if it had been a kind of a natural process that ended, just like summer ends. What happened to the victory celebration? This article argues that the discursive differences between the two state celebrations reflect the deep crisis of official state/national ideology.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Marko ZajcGND
Editor:Joachim von PuttkamerGND, Michal KopečekGND, Włodzimierz BorodziejGND
Publishing Institution:Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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Parent Title (English):Cultures of History Forum
Release Date:2020/08/24
Date of Publication (online):2020/08/20
Date of first Publication:2015/10/25
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Collections:Cultures of History Forum (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena)
Tag:Slovenia; commemoration; identity; victory day; war
GND Keyword:Slowenien; Kollektives Gedächtnis; Kriegsende; Weltkrieg <1939-1945>; Nationalbewusstsein; Sieg
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