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Displaced Memories

Remembering and Forgetting in Post-War Poland and Ukraine

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Anna Wylegała

The book is a comparative case study of collective memory in two small communities situated on two Central-European borderlands. Despite different pre-war histories, Ukrainian Zhovkva (before 1939 Polish Żółkiew) and Polish Krzyż (before 1945 German Kreuz) were to share a common fate of many European localities, destroyed and rebuilt in a completely new shape. As a result of war, and post-war ethnic cleansing and displacement, they lost almost all of their pre-war inhabitants and were repopulated by new people. Based on more than 150 oral history interviews, the book describes the process of reconstruction of social microcosm, involving the reader in a journey through the lives of real people entangled in the dramatic historical events of the 20th century.

BIC Classifications

  • Humanities (H)
    • History (HB)
  • Geographical (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Eastern Europe (1DV)
        • Poland (1DVP)
        • Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe) (1DVU)
          • Ukraine (1DVUK)

BISAC Classifications

  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / General (HIS000000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern (HIS010010)

THEMA Classifications

  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • European history (NHD)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Eastern Europe (1DT)
        • Ukraine (1DTN)
        • Poland (1DTP)