Go through our publications! At ENRS, we want to create a forum for exchange of opinions between historians, social studies scholars, and representatives of other disciplines engaged in memory studies. One of the ways of achieving this goal is by publishing our own annual journal "Remembrance and Solidarity Studies", as well as supporting external publications focused on remembrance and history of the 20th century in Europe.

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Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History, Issue no. 3. Consequences and Commemorations of 1989

2014
language: English
Tags
  • 1989
  • fall of communism

This third issue is devoted to the “second” anniversary being celebrated in this “extraordinary year” of European remembrance, which is the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. The careful observer can see that the anniversary referred to above, at least in Western Europe, has been pushed into the background by the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. However, the year of 1989, while symbolizing events less dramatic, bloody and harrowing as those of 1914, would seem to be of similar significance in terms of periodization of European history. In fact, a number of historians subscribe to the belief articulated by Eric Hobsbawm that 1914 marked the beginning of “the short 20th century”, which symbolically ended in 1989. In light of recent events in the eastern part of Europe, I would like to express my wish that Hobsbawm be proven correct in his belief that “the age of extremes” has come to a close.

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Polish Sociological Review, no.3, Memory Studies in Eastern Europe: Key Issues and Future Perspectives

2013
language: English
Tags
  • Politics of memory
  • memory studies
  • genealogies of memory

Issue 3(183)/2013 of Polish Sociological Review is composed of the articles presented during the first edition of the ‘Genealogies of Memory’ conference organised by the ENRS. Starting from the growing interest in social memory in Central and Eastern Europe, the authors aim at discussing possible theoretical approaches to social remembrance. The texts also pose questions of a possible use of the ‘region’ as a theoretical framework for inquiries about the divergent ways of forgetting and remembering in Central and Eastern European societies.

Published by Polskie Towarzystwo Socjologiczne [Polish Sociological Association]

Jerzy Kochanowski

Jenseits der Planwirtschaft: Der Schwarzmarkt in Polen 1944-1989

2013
language: German
Tags
  • Poland
  • PRL

The book describes phenomenon of illegal trade in PRL occurring many areas of everyday life. The researcher shows how black market activity has become common proceder in post-war social reality.

Year of publication: 2013 (for the German edition).
Publisher: Walstein Verlag.
Financed by: ENRS, Deutches Historisches Institut Warschau and Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur eV Ostmitteleuropas the University of Leipzig (GWZO).

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Remembering the City – a guide through the past of Košice

2013
language: English
Tags
  • Slovakia
  • Kosice

On 14 October 2013, the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik held an official premiere of the guide. It is an outcome of work of historians from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary who decided to create a book that would promote the rich past of the city of Košice and enhance the dialogue between new generations of historians from these countries. They decided that their work should go beyond the traditional national narratives and demonstrate that it is possible to work on a joint project and approach the topic of shared histories from different points of view. The guidebook contains many stories about Košice, but concentrates on people, not the places.

Joint publication of ENRS, Terra Recognita Foundation, Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika. Year: 2013.

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Wobec Dobra i Prawdy. W dialogu z Tischnerem

2013
language: Polish
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The book contains the papers and lectures delivered at the International Tischner Congress “Good and Truth" in Kraków in 2011. The authors include Prof. Chantal Delsol, Prof. Nikolaus Lobkowicz, Prof. Aleksander Bobko, Prof. Tadeusz Gadacz and Prof. Zbigniew Stawrowski.

Published in 2013 by Instytut Myśli Józefa Tischnera, with ENRS as a partner.

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Region, Staat, Europa. Regionale Identitäten unter den Bedingungen von Diktatur und Demokratie in Mittel- und Osteuropa.

2013
language: German
Tags
  • Nazism
  • communism
  • socialism
  • National Socialism
  • Identities

En: Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 7. Region, State, Europe – Regional Identities Under Dictatorship and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.

During the 20th century borders were shifted and redrawn with far-reaching consequences for the population. This volume examines how such boundaries had impact on short and long-term memory cultures and mentalities on both sides of the newly formed borders. From the Conference held 2-5 March 2011, Cieszyn (Poland). Political decisions made during the 20th century divided many so far consistent historical regions of Europe, which had been developing integrally for many centuries. The conference took place from 2 to 5 March in the Książnica Cieszyńska in Cieszyn. One of the subjects analysed was the short- and long-term influence of the newly defined borders on historical memory on either sides of the new borders. A post-conference volume "Geteile Regionen - geteilte Geschichtskulturen" was published in 2013 (in German).

Published in 2013 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
Edited by Dr Burkhard Olschowsky.

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Geteilte Regionen - geteilte Geschichtskulturen? Muster der Identitätsbildung im europäischen Vergleich

2013
language: German
Tags
  • borders

Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 6. Geteilte Regionen - geteilte Geschichtskulturen? Muster der Identitätsbildung im europäischen Vergleich

During the 20th century borders were shifted and redrawn with far-reaching consequences for the population. This volume examines how such boundaries had impact on short and long-term memory cultures and mentalities on both sides of the newly formed borders. From the Conference held 2-5 March 2011, Cieszyn (Poland). Political decisions made during the 20th century divided many so far consistent historical regions of Europe, which had been developing integrally for many centuries. The conference took place from 2 to 5 March in the Książnica Cieszyńska in Cieszyn. One of the subjects analysed was the short- and long-term influence of the newly defined borders on historical memory on either sides of the new borders. A post-conference volume "Geteile Regionen - geteilte Geschichtskulturen" was published in 2013 (in German).

Published in 2013 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
Edited by Dr Burkhard Olschowsky.

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Lest We Forget. Memory of totalitarian regimes in Europe

2013
language: English, German, Czech, French
Tags
  • Nazism
  • communism
  • socialism
  • National Socialism

The book „Lest We Forget. Memory of totalitarian regimes in Europe” is an international publication in three languages (English, German and French) dedicated to the youth. Publication consists of 30 stories from 16 countries, each of them dedicated to one man whos life was changed by totalitarianism. The goal of the book is to show to the younger generation, that the totalitarian regimes in Europe were tragic events that affected in many different ways most of the European population of their times in a way that irreversibly changed their lives, lives of their relatives and children, way that changed the face of Europe. The reader must confront himself with his notions about these times and with a question: what does the totalitarian regimes mean for him. The publication is a result of collaboration of 26 institutions from throughout Europe initialized by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. European Network Remembrance and Solidarity has joined the project in spring 2013 and is responsible for the final production of the German and French version of the book. Project has been awarded a support from both Visegrad Fund and European Comission. Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung published the Czech language version of “Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe” in September 2013.

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Osteuropa 63, Jahrgang/Heft 5-6, Durchschaut. Der Kommunismus in seiner Epoche

2013
language: German
Tags
  • communism
  • Eastern Europe

Publisher: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag. Co-Financed by the ENRS and the Commission of the Federal Government for Culture and the Media

The monthly magazine focuses on analysis of politics, culture, economics and society in Eastern Europe as part of a globalised world. It is published in cooperation with osteuropa małyGermany’s Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien) and the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity. The publication, with an introduction by Prof. Jan Rydel and Dr Burkhard Olschowski, ties in with the theme of ‘What was Communism?’, a conference held on 30-31 May in Berlin.

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Maski i Twarze Patriotyzmu

2012
language: Polish
Tags

The volume includes a variety of sources and recognize different aspects of the issue. The basic relationship: entity – community, entity – nation, entity – homeland, is examined from the very foundation, from its ontologicalanthropological basics and biological-sociological roots.

Published in 2012 by Instytut Myśli Józefa Tischnera, with ENRS as a partner.
Edited by Maria Karolczak.

Aby ślad nie pozostał... Żydzi otwoccy. Zagłada i Pamięć / So that no trace would remain...

2012
language: English, Polish
Tags
  • Holocaust
  • Poland
  • Shoah
  • Jews
  • Otwock

Polish-English edition. The war, the ghetto and the extermination constitute the darkest and most tragic chapter in the history of Otwock, Poland, and its inhabitants. This publication attempts to show the reality of those days as seen through the eyes of witnesses.

Published by Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Otwacka, with ENRS as a partner.

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Rückkehr nach Ungarn 1946-1950. Erlebnisberichte ungarndeutscher Vertriebener.

2012
language: German
Tags
  • communism
  • Hungary
  • socialism
  • Germany

En: Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 4. Returning Home to Hungary 1946-1950. Testimonies of Hungarian German Expellees

The publication is based on 46 interviews with witnesses. The introduction outlines the historical context of the expulsion and return of the Hungarian Germans to their homeland. The book combines oral history, culture and identity questions and contemporary historical interpretations.

Published in 2012 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Edited by Ágnes Tóth.

Opfernarrative. Konkurrenzen und Deutungskämpfe im östlichen Europa nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

2012
language: German
Tags
  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Second World War
  • commemoration

En: Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 5. Competitive interpretations in Eastern Europe after the Second World War.

The volume focuses on different approaches and argumentations in the process of commemorating the Second World War. Particular attention is paid to work and motivation of victims’ associations in the countries of Eastern Europe and Germany.

Published in 2012 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
Edited by K. Erik Franzen, Prof. Dr Martin Schulze Wessel

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Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History, Issue number 1. The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact

2012
language: English
Tags
  • Ribbentrop and Molotov pact
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop contract

In creating the first issue of Remembrance and Solidarity: Studies in 20th Century European History, we elected not to give it a theme any more precise than what the title seems to suggest. Nonetheless, the scholars we invited to contribute, no matter whether they were experienced or young, submitted texts in which two relatively clear tendencies are evident. The first is the theme of remembering the history of the 20th century in terms of political and societal issues. The authors describe debates and decision-making processes leading to the establishment of days commemorating certain events or situations in which new political rituals come into being that are meant to change our perception of the past. They compare the reigning principles in historical memory in Eastern and Western Europe, and consider the roles of the great historical caesurae in forming a sense of community within a generation. The subject of memory and its political function and potential has evidently lost none of its relevance, and continues to attract researchers, although it has been widely discussed and addressed in Europe for at least twenty years. Another aspect that unites the majority of texts is reference to communist history. This surely results from the history of the communist system and regimes having been ‘delved into’ to a much lesser degree than that of Hitlerism and its affiliated ideologies, and the sinister mark they have left on the history of 20th-century Europe. Although it is not the intention of the publishers of Studies to oppose this sort of compensatory work in the fields of history and memory, we hope that the coming issues of our annual magazine will be devoted to the memory of crises (2013), which were plentiful in 20th-century Europe, and the memory of World War One and its far-reaching effects (2014).

Multiple authors

Fenomén Bratislava

2011
language: Slovak
Tags
  • Slovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovak Republic
  • Bratislava

Various specialists from different areas – history, architecture, memory studies, economy, Slovenian studies – describe the multilinguistic and multinational heritage of Bratislava from the beginning of 20th century to nowadays. Texts are accompanied by the archival photographs and plans presenting the modernization and metropolitization of Bratislava.

Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 3.
Published in 2011 by Ustav Pamati Naroda and ENRS.
Edited by Matej Medvecký.

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Erinnerungsorte in Ostmitteleuropa. Erfahrungen der Vergangenheit und Perspektiven.

2011
language: English
Tags
  • Multi-ethnism
  • Identities

En: Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 1. Sites of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe. Experiences and Perspectives.

Eastern Europe had been for ages the place of coexistence for different nations, ethnicities and religions, various identities and mentalities. However, the coexistence was accompanied by numerous tensions and ambiguities and in the end fell apart in the 20th century. Analyzing sites of memory may help in re-adjusting and complementing former interpretations of the past.

Published in 2011 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
Edited by Prof. Matthias Weber, Dr Burkhard Olschowsky, Dr Ivan A. Petranský, Prof. Attila Pók, Andrzej Przewoźnik.

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Erinnern an den Zweiten Weltkrieg. Mahnmale und Museen in Mittel- und Osteuropa

2011
language: German
Tags
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Germany
  • Second World War
  • commemoration

En: Magazines of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Volume 2. Commemorating the Second World War: Monuments and Museums in Central and Eastern Europe.

The publication gives a broad view on memory of the Second World War in three countries: Germany, Russia and Poland. The book includes a transcript of discussions focused on themes like Holocaust, Victory Day, occupation and resistance.

Published in 2011 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Leipziger Universitätsverlag
Edited by Stefan Troebst, Johanna Wolf.

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