Holocaust Public Memory in Postcommunist Romania

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Alexandru Florian
  • Bloomington, IN: 
    Indiana University Press
    , January
     352 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Ion Popa forthcoming.


How is the Holocaust remembered in Romania since the fall of communism? Alexandru Florian and an international group of contributors unveil how and why Romania, a place where large segments of the Jewish and Roma populations perished, still fails to address its recent past. These essays focus on the roles of government and public actors that choose to promote, construct, defend, or contest the memory of the Holocaust, as well as the tools--the press, the media, monuments, and commemorations--that create public memory. Coming from a variety of perspectives, these essays provide a compelling view of what memories exist, how they are sustained, how they can be distorted, and how public remembrance of the Holocaust can be encouraged in Romanian society today.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Alexandru Florian is Director of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania.

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