What is it about?

This paper examines the role of education within post-communist transitional justice. It focuses on the ways in which young Romanians negotiate the communist past during an educational visit to a memorial museum. The museum enabled these visitors to better understand the repression of the communist era and had limited impact in changing their attitudes towards communism, but it did provoke reflection upon and comparison between the present and the communist past.

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Why is it important?

The study is important because visitors recognized the role of the museum as a site of memory within post-communist transitional justice, but were also critically aware of the limitations to what the museum could achieve.


The implications of these findings for post-communist transitional justice are very important.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: Education and post-communist transitional justice: negotiating the communist past in a memorial museum, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, December 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2019.1702619.
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