Memory and Postwar Memorials

Confronting the Violence of the Past

  • Marc Silberman
  • Florence Vatan

Part of the Studies in European Culture and History book series (SECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Florence Vatan, Marc Silberman
      Pages 1-11
  3. Competing Memories

  4. Staging Memory

  5. Re-membering Memory

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-252

About this book


The twentieth century witnessed genocides, ethnic cleansing, forced population expulsions, shifting borders, and other disruptions on an unprecedented scale. This book examines the work of memory and the ethics of healing in post authoritarian societies that have experienced state-perpetrated violence.


Civil War Cold War ethics Europe genocide Holocaust memory Nation politics violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Silberman
    • 1
  • Florence Vatan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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