Belene: remembering the labour camp and the history of memory

Daniela Koleva
  • Social History, February 2012, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/03071022.2011.651581

Memory of labour camp

What is it about?

Residents of a small Bulgarian town remember what it was like to live next door to a communist labour camp: who they thought the inmates were, why they were detained and what they went through in the camp. The article explores how these memories are influenced by post-communist cultures of remembrance on a local, national and international scale.

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