Archive for cultural memory

“A monument of self-pity and self-justification” for Hungary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26 January 2014 by delclem

The renowned Hungarian American historian István Deák on the Monument of German Occupation, 1944-45, which is planned in Budapest by the right-wing nationalist FIDEZ government > text (c) Hungarian Spectrum, 2014
photo of monument draft (c) FACEBOOK, 2014


“Nationalist Copyright on WW1?”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 17 January 2014 by delclem

“As we are entering the anniversary of the centenary with the outbreak of World War One, controversies over how to commemorate the past are heating up. A few day ago, I published a comment  in the Austrian daily Die Presse on debates and controversies over the commemoration of World War One. As unfortunately these debates are mostly published in German (and Serbian) only. Thus, some key points and links here.” Reblogged text by Florian Bieber, professor of SE European Studies, University of Graz

WHO OWNS ‘1914’ ?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 16 November 2013 by delclem

SARAJEWO_Attentat Kopie 2

Nationalistic mud wrestling – or pan-European opportunity? The lobbying
is on for the WWI commemoration of Sarajevo in June 2014.

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Bosnian War Memories Filmed for Oral History Archive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 11 November 2013 by delclem

“From ex-officers and politicians to ordinary Bosnians, over 100 people have given video interviews for a new archive of memories of wartime suffering and imprisonment.” >article & photos (c) Balkan Insight, 2013


Hungarian far-right sparks protests as it commemorates wartime leader

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 6 November 2013 by delclem

Hungarian opposition activists protest against the erection of a statue of wartime leader Miklos Horthy in central Budapest
“Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party unveiled a statue of wartime leader Miklos Horthy who presided over the country’s alliance with Nazi Germany, in Budapest on Sunday, sparking protests and highlighting concerns about anti-Semitism in the country.” >text & slide show (c) reuters 2013; another article (c) Hungarian Spectrum, 2013


Iconoclasm in Vienna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 25 October 2013 by delclem


This work deals with a memorial to Austrian poet and Nazi Josef Weinheber (1892-1945) which stands at the Schillerpark in Vienna’s city centre. A temporary intervention aimed at exposing its conflicted history and leading to a permanent artistic reconfiguration and contextualization of the monument.
>more (c) Eduard Freudmann, 2013




The Srebrenica Massacre of 1995: still counting…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 11 July 2013 by delclem