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GEDENKEN, ERINNERN, HANDELN
The event in Bleiburg/Pliberk in 2015
On the other hand, there are right-wing historians, who try to work out new dimensions, new historical truths. But again this historical revisionism is coming from the European centre and is not something specific to Croatia or the “Eastern” parts of Europe.
communists or partisans, but as I said, many historians within the scientific community are familiar with these problems and those historians are focused on reversing these trends. I would name Hrvoje Klasić as an example for a historian, who is working on this particular problem.
One major difference between Austria and Croatia is the existence of partisans, since in Yugoslavia there was a strong antifascist force. What role does the remembering of partisans play in Croatian politics nowadays? Partisans are pictured in a problematic manner, especially in school curriculums. Our school curriculum is full of framings, where partisans are pictured as totalitarian. They depict the partisan movement as some kind of fraud. This is a dangerous and not de facto correct description of
In Austria, when we speak about Croatian remembrance culture, one of the most prevailing topics is Bleiburg/Pliberk. During the presidential elections in Croatia, all candidates were asked what they think about Jasenovac and about Bleiburg/ Pliberk. What role does the commemoration in Bleiburg/Pliberk play in the public discourse? This is only an important topic during election times. Having said that, this is a dark moment in our public space. Bleiburg is financed by the government and this is the main issue. The Croatian