Title: Abandoning the monolithic victim: Changes in representations of the memory of Ravensbrück concentration camp
Authors: Kadlecová, Šárka
Citation: KADLECOVÁ, Š. Abandoning the monolithic victim: Changes in representations of the memory of Ravensbrück concentration camp. AntropoWebzin, 2018, roč. 1-2/2018, č. 1-2, s. 37-44. ISSN 1801-8807.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/33859
ISSN: 1801-8807
Keywords in different language: memory, collective memory, collective trauma, memorial museum, Ravensbrück memorial, exhibition
Abstract in different language: The article deals with representations of collective memory of the women’s concen- tration camp Ravensbrück. Memorials estab- lished at the sites of former Nazi concentration camps are referred to as European symbolic realms of memory. Cultural memory is ma- terialized in exhibits and transmitted through expositions. However, since collective mem- ory is closely connected with the constitut- ing and constituted group and reflects its re- quirements, the themes and meanings selected for the audience vary in different political and temporal conditions. Employing the meth- ods of discourse analysis of two exhibitions in the Ravensbrück Memorial, participant and non-participant observation, interviewing, and content analysis of official publications, the changes in approaches to the representation of collective memory are examined. The shift from depicting a monolithic national victim to personalisation and diversity is discussed.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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