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Heydrich's Shadow: The History, Memory, and Meaning of an Assassination
Thomas Ort, CUNY Research Foundation, Queens College

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"From Meaning to Memory: The 1947 Commemoration of the Heydrich Assassination" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "From Meaning to Memory: The 1947 Commemoration of the Heydrich Assassination"
Author: Thomas Ort
Abstract: This paper shows that the dramatic 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak resistance fighters was little celebrated in the immediate postwar years. Its only significant commemoration took place in October 1947 at the church in Prague where Heydrich’s killers met their end. The ambivalence of the assassination’s postwar commemoration, the paper argues, is best understood not in terms of the usual categories of “memory” and “forgetting” but rather as an unresolved struggle over its contested meaning.
Date: 8/1/2020
Conference Name: Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual convention

memory studies review essay (Article)
Title: memory studies review essay
Author: Thomas Ort
Abstract: This essay reviewed the two books below: Anna Lisa Tota and Trever Hagen, (eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies, London and New York: Routledge, 2016; xxii + 564 pp.; $240.00 hbk; ISBN 9780415870894 Jeffrey Andrew Barash, Collective Memory and the Historical Past, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016; x + 268 pp.; $45.00 hbk; ISBN 9780226399157
Year: 2020
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Contemporary History
Publisher: SAGE Publishing