The article is inspired by poem The End and the Beginning written by Wislawa Szymborska, who claims that history is constantly repeated emanation of evil and human suffering. So to live after tragic events, we need to forget about. The article analyses a change in the understanding of a category of experience and identity in humanities and social science. Modern understanding of human being in terms of temporal being, not in terms of substance, that develops over the whole period of its existence caused changes in the understanding category of memory and oblivion. Memory is narrative construction, and the oblivion is included in.