Vlasta Kordová

Ph.D. candidate in history at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (research field WWII and its narratives), Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow (Februar–June 2020) at IWM.


Cover for: Paradise lost?

The removal in April of the monument to Red Army general Ivan Konev in Prague and the rehabilitation of the collaborationist Russian Liberation Army is typical of the revisionist tendency in central eastern European history politics since 1989. Narratives of heroism and victimhood, where the villains were always Nazis or communists, are easily exploited by nationalist extremists.