This work in-progress focuses mainly on a material-cultural analysis of maps and objects in exhibition rooms; images and texts presented on museums‚Äô web-sites. Since in the last hundred years; these two neighbour countries debated a lot on territories; population and history; the comparison between the two strong narrations on the recent pasts inside these two memorial-museums; is revelatory on the way ‚Äúillusionary‚ÄĚ national identities are discursively staged and narrativized. Underneath the anti-communist victimizatory narrative in these two eastern European Countries one can discover fragmented parts of the Holocaust
Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Link√∂ping University; Norrk√∂ping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008
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