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Scherven van de oorlog

Bruno Benvindo & Evert Peeters


Scherven van de oorlog.
De strijd om de herinnering aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog, 1945-2010 





Scherven van de oorlog. 
De strijd om de herinnering aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog, 



Why did the Belgians never succeed in coming to terms with the Second World War?


The liberation in 1944 was not only the end of a war. It was also the beginning of a painful fight for its memory. In Belgium, different groups of victims created very divergent commemoration rituals. For more than sixty years, they related conflicting stories.


In the course of this fight, few obtained real acknowledgement.  Most encountered only disappointment and embitterment. Scherven van de oorlog describes this failure of memory by focusing on the central memorial places in Belgium: the Breendonk Memorial, the Congress column, the Dossin barracks and the IJzertoren.


Bruno Benvindo is a historian at the CEGESOMA. Evert Peeters is postdoctoral researcher at the history department of the K.U.Leuven. He wrote Scherven van de oorlog with Bruno Benvindo, as an assignment of the CEGESOMA.


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Scherven van de oorlog. De strijd om de herinnering aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog, 1945-2010 [Bruno Benvindo & Evert Peeters], Antwerp, De Bezige bij Antwerpen/CEGESOMA, 2011, 15 x 23 cm, 262 p.



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