Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Ruptures in Memoryscapes: Holocaust and Romani Genocide in Southeast Europe

  • Dr. Carolin Leutloff-Grandits together with Snežana Stanković, M.A.
  • Maria Klessman, EUV
  • Florian Grundmüller, EUV
  • Felix Ochsmann, EUV
  • Prof. Dr. Snježana Koren (Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Zagreb / Odsjek za povijest, Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu)
  • Dea Marić, M.A. (Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Zagreb)
  • Bibijana Papo, M.A. (Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Zagreb)
  • Prof. Dr. Marko Šuica (Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Belgrad / Odeljenje za istoriju, Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu)
  • Ana Radaković (Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Belgrad)
  • Dr. Sanja Petrović Todosijević (Institut für Neuere Geschichte Serbiens / Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije)
  • Linda Paganelli (NoDivision Studios)
  • Magdalena Saiger (Universität Hamburg)
Januar 2019 - Dezember 2019

“Who remembers, when, where and how?” the historian Jay Winter asks.

Moreover, who does one remember and why?

Our project revolves around the post-war South European countries of Croatia and Serbia where remembrance of the Holocaust has taken aporetic courses within the self-defined nationalities. It picks up the ongoing events related to the war of the 1990s and the present-day where the Serbia-Croatia struggle erupts into new forms of Holocaust-remembrance. At the same time, in both countries, the members of the military movements who collaborated with the Axis powers are being recognised and celebrated as national heroes causing Yugoslavia to become an anti-legacy. Attempts at enquiring who the actual victims and perpetrators were and still are result in simplified narratives of assigning victimhood to the self and guilt to the Other. This remembrance, therefore, becomes a playground for political negotiations within the binary model of victims and perpetrators.