Kwiat, kości, siekiery: o problemach upamiętniania miejsc zagłady na przykładzie muzeum w Jasenovcu
FLOWER, BONES, CLEAVERS: ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH COMMEMORATION OF THE GENOCIDE ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE MEMORIAL SITE AT JASENOVAC
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The largest and pitiless concentration camp in the fascist Croatia was located in Jasenovac on the Sava river, near the Bosnian border. In early 1960s the memorial site and museum was founded there. The article proposes an analyze of the public debate in Croatia in 2004-2006, related to the complete change of the museum exposition. Supporters of the change emphasize new perspective of commemoration, individualization of a victim, and giving him/her the dignity back. On the other side are opponents which point out that the change can obscure the Croatian responsibility for the crime, and strengthens the revisionist policy towards the NDH (Croatian fascist state during the 2nd world war). As it turned out, the organization of the museum is related to the most important problems of the Croatian identity and the interpretation of the past.
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