Dialogue Document Without a Dialogue: Current Debates on World War II in Croatia

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Snježana Koren

Abstract

The article deals with the recent controversies over the interpretations of World War II. The dominant narrative of World War II, which was created after 1945 to ensure the basis of legitimacy for the Yugoslav Communist regime, was revised at the beginning of the 1990s. One of the consequences of this revision has been the upsurge of historical revisionism regarding the fascist Ustashe movement. After years of bitter debates that had divided and polarized the Croatian society, the government appointed in 2017 a special council to deal with the World War II past and make the recommendations on the public usage of the symbols and insignia of the 20th century “undemocratic regimes”. The final product of its work was the so-called Dialogue Document whose provisions and impact are dealt with in the second part of the text.

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Koren, S. (2019). Dialogue Document Without a Dialogue: Current Debates on World War II in Croatia. Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, (16), 143-157. https://doi.org/10.14746/pss.2019.16.8
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Między amnezją i anamnezą. Indywidualna pamięć historyczna wobec dominujących narracji

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