Memory and amnesia in a postcommunist society 2

Memory and amnesia in a postcommunist society 2
Almantas Samalavicius

The article is a further development of the theme started in issue No 2. Focusing on the memoirs of Jonas Januitis, who during the Soviet era was for several decades the head of Lithuania’s broadcast station, Samalavicius analyses that Januitis’ attitude towards the Soviet regime as represented in his memoirs reflects faithfulness to the Communist party and its ideology. As far as many social groups these days try to reorganize their collective memory according to one or another image of this period, the author suggests that a sound explanation of how memory works in a post-communist society is offered by social psychologists basing their insights on an analysis of shame.

Published 8 April 2004
Original in English

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