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World War II and Change of Generations: Trauma, Myth, and Memory

... victory is indivisible. We cannot test, either, whether some of the Allies would have been able to achieve the Victory without the assistance from others. We should therefore respect the historic choices made back then and remember that the end of the World War II is the multinational achievement of all the countries and peoples of the coalition who each in their way contributed to the grand victory and grand peace. * * * The 58th anniversary of the Victory, May 2003, Moscow. A few days before the ...


Korea Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Liberation

... parade commemorating the end of the Second World War. Prior to this major event there was yet another one, no less important. Korea celebrated the 70th anniversary of its liberation on August 15 this year. This achievement is a key part of the history of World War II. The end of 40 years of Japanese colonial rule in Korea resulted from several factors, including the Korean people’s struggle for liberation in their own country and abroad. There is little doubt that 4 years of war waged by the U.S. and ...


Their Narrative Is Our Heritage: In Memoriam of Holocaust Victims

... research analyzing the Holocaust as an act of genocidal violence against a backdrop of similar transgressions that occurred after World War II. People seem to remember the Holocaust with indifference, regarding the tragedy as a museum exhibit to be displayed ... ... first principle , setting a bad example for the East Europeans. The memory of the Holocaust in East Europe is specific, as their WWII trauma is largely connected with a futile struggle for national independence and statehood, while full-fledged integration ...


Africa in World War II: The Path to Liberation

... continent, which seemed so far away from the European political conflicts, was compelled to take a very active role in both wars. However, the contribution made by Africans to the victory over fascism remains largely underappreciated. For Africans, World War II began in 1935, when Italy invaded Ethiopia. In a sense, the war continued – in the form a battle for independence – long after 1945, when Africans demanded that their contribution to the allied victory over Hitler’s Germany be recognized....


Wars Humanising Wars

... 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Today, this crime is present most of the statutes of international criminal courts and tribunals, constituting one of the gravest (if not the gravest) international crime. World War II indisputably created (or at least substantively developed) international criminal law, and post-WWII tribunals showed that violations of international humanitarian law will not remain unpunished. Unfortunately, the Cold War due to political opposition of the two blocks impeded any future trials for other conflicts, unleashing the whole power of ...


70 years after the Victory: Britain’s view

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is a major celebration for the United Kingdom. The British people commemorate the victims of this world war. Though, in the spring of 2015, the British public was preoccupied with the election campaign (the general election was held on the ...


Two Wars, One Memory

Britain, as an ally in the anti-German coalition, made an invaluable contribution to the victory in World War II. As in the rest of Europe, Victory Day in the United Kingdom is celebrated on 8 May, not 9 May. This is a day of remembrance celebrated every year with annual parades and events dedicated to those killed in the terrible war of 1939-1945. ...


Scandinavian vision of the Victory

The fates of Sweden, Norway and Denmark during the Second World War were different. Sweden opted for neutrality, whereas Denmark and Norway fell victims to Nazi aggression. Each Scandinavian nation has its own historical memory of the events that took place in those years. And they celebrate the end of the war on different dates: on May 5, Denmark celebrates a national holiday associated with the liberation of the country from its Nazi occupants; the majority of the Danish territory was liberated...


May 9 in Ukraine: No More Common Victory?

... shaping the historical memory of the Second World War. In many of these countries, this memory is clearly different from that in present-day Russia. This is particularly true for the former Soviet republics which were occupied by the Germans during World War II or which witnessed fierce combat. In a number of post-Soviet states, WWII is no longer seen as an unambiguous battle of good against evil, or of defender against aggressor. Victory Day revised This is just as true for Ukraine. Already in the early post-Soviet period, a tendency emerged towards changing the perception of ...


US and World War Two: Two Victory Days

... However, of course, this does not mean that American society and the state as a whole are indifferent to the events that took place 70 years ago. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Pixstream Alexander Panov, Dmitry Streltsov: The Repentance Dilemma: Modern Japan and WWII In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the World War II Memorial Act into law, establishing a monument in Washington in memory of the 405,000 American deaths that the US suffered. In May 2004 during the presidency of George W. Bush, a majestic monument was unveiled, designed by American architect ...


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