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Publication . Article . 2021

Babi Yar and the Nazi Genocide of Roma : Memory Narratives and Memory Practices in Ukraine

Andrej Kotljarchuk;
Open Access
Published: 30 Apr 2021
Publisher: Södertörns högskola, Samtidshistoriska institutet
Country: Sweden

AbstractThousands of Roma were killed in Ukraine by the Nazis and auxiliary police on the spot. There are more than 50,000 Roma in today’s Ukraine, represented by second and third generation decendants of the genocide survivors. The discussion on Roma identity cannot be isolated from the memory of the genocide, which makes the struggle over the past a reflexive landmark that mobilizes the Roma movement. About twenty Roma genocide memorials have been erected in Ukraine during last decade, and in 2016 the national memorial of the Roma genocide was opened in Babi Yar. However, scholars do not have a clear picture of memory narratives and memory practices of the Roma genocide in Ukraine. A comprehensive analysis of the contemporary situation is not possible without an examination of the history and memory of the Roma genocide before 1991.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: History Criminology Nazism Genocide Narrative


memory narratives, memory practices, Nazi genocide of Roma, Soviet Union, Ukraine, History, Historia, Political Science and International Relations, History, Geography, Planning and Development

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