In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. This volume offers a reflection on memory in an Eastern European historical context, one that can be measured against and applied to historical experience in other parts of Europe.
Malgorzata Pakier is Head of the Research Department at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Her publications include The Construction of European Holocaust Memory. German and Polish Cinema after 1989 (2013), and A European Memory? Contested Histories and Politics of Remembrance (co-ed. with Bo Strath, 2010). Joanna Wawrzyniak is Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, and Head of the Social Memory Laboratory. Her most recent publication is Veterans, Victims and Memory: The Politics of the Second World War in Communist Poland (2015).