Title: Mont Valérien – epicka pamięć, (nie)pamięć traumy


Pietrzykowski, Szymon

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Dzieje Najnowsze : [kwartalnik poświęcony historii XX wieku] R. 51 z. 3 (2019) ; Studia i artykuły


Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences


Instytut Historii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

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p. 233-261 ; Summary in Polish and English


One may consider the two monuments situated on the hill of Mont Valérien nearParis – Memorial of Fighting France (1960) and Monument to those shot at Mont Valerién(2003) – as material representation of evolution in the social perception of years 1940–1944taking place in France, which is the main topic of the article. While the fi rst of them symbolizesthe epic narrative centered on the Résistance and the cult of heroism, the second one refers tothe so far overlooked, traumatic aspects of war and occupation, focusing on the victims.


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oai:rcin.org.pl:115989 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:115989 ; 0419-8824 ; 2451-1323 ; 10.12775/DN.2019.3.11


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