Preoccupied by the Past The Case of Estonian's Museum of Occupations

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Abstract

The nation is born out of the resistance, ideally without external aid, of its nascent citizens against oppression [...] An effective founding struggle should contain memorable massacres, atrocities, assassinations and the like, which serve to unite and strengthen resistance and render the resulting victory the more justified and the more fulfilling. They also can provide a focus for a "remember the x atrocity" historical narrative.(1)

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  • History

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  • Communist monuments, Museum of Occupations, Tallinn, national identity, Estonia, use of history, independence
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-73
JournalScandia
Volume74
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes