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"1944" vs. 9 May – An Attempt at Reconciliation Instead of Vigorous Glorification: Estonia Commemorating WWII in 2015

  • Official commemorations of the end of the Second World War in Estonia take place on May 8 and they focus on the victims of what is perceived as the most traumatic event in recent national history. A day later, another commemoration takes place that celebrates the war's end as victory and is attended by many Russian-speakers of Estonia. These two events epitomize the mnemonic landscape of Estonia characterized by two memory regimes that exist as parallel universes.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Heiko Pääbo
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:Estonia; World War; commemoration; film; narrative; occupation; victory
GND Keyword:Estland; Weltkrieg <1939-1945>; Kriegsende; Kollektives Gedächtnis; Sieg; Film
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