ERA

Download the full-sized PDF of A Hushed Whisper and a Resounding Silence: A Comparative Study of Holocaust Memorialization in Serbia and CroatiaDownload the full-sized PDF

Analytics

Share

Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R3F18SP4P

Download

Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley

Communities

This file is in the following communities:

Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of

Collections

This file is in the following collections:

Theses and Dissertations

A Hushed Whisper and a Resounding Silence: A Comparative Study of Holocaust Memorialization in Serbia and Croatia Open Access

Descriptions

Other title
Subject/Keyword
Museums
Yugoslavia
Memorials
Serbia
Holocaust Memorialization
Croatia
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Ilich, Alyssa F
Supervisor and department
Himka, John-Paul (History and Classics)
Pavlovic, Srdja (History and Classics)
Examining committee member and department
Zivkovic, Marko (Anthropology)
Department
Department of History and Classics
Specialization
History
Date accepted
2014-07-08T15:27:02Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This project evaluates how the Holocaust has been memorialized in Serbia and Croatia since the disintegration of Yugoslavia. Memorialization is physically manifested at sites and institutions of public memory, most notably museums, memorials, and monuments. This investigation examines how the Holocaust is either incorporated or ignored in existing narratives of the Second World War in Serbian and Croatian public memory. Though the Holocaust was not memorialized as an event separate from the Second World War in Yugoslavia under Josip Broz Tito, Jewish victims were remembered alongside other “victims of fascism,” and the Jewish community was permitted to commemorate its victims. How have memorial paradigms changed since collapse of the common Yugoslav state and the loss of the official narrative of the People’s Liberation War? By analyzing the narratives about the Second World War transmitted by new monuments and redesigned museum exhibits, a portrait emerges of the current state of Holocaust memorialization in Serbia and Croatia. This study reveals that memory of the Second World War is very different in these two states, but neither state adequately memorializes the Holocaust. This is due to the political victory of ethnic nationalism following the collapse of the Yugoslav state. In the wartime narratives of Serbian and Croatian nationalists, victims other than those of one’s own ethnic group are of little concern.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3F18SP4P
Rights
Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
Citation for previous publication

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
2015-01-08T08:03:29.803+00:00
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
Characterization
File format: pdf (PDF/A)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 9658571
Last modified: 2015:10:12 16:55:56-06:00
Filename: Ilich_Alyssa_F_201407_MA.pdf
Original checksum: cdf4c2948f19dcacfe141f283ddeec99
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date