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Denis Vuka

:// . 5 Stanislav Sretenovic and Artan Puto, “Leader Cults in the Western Balkans (1945–90): Josip Broz Tito and Enver Hoxha,” in The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorship: Stalin and the Eastern Bloc , ed. Balázs Apor, Jan Behrends

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Narrating the Second World War

History Textbooks and Nation Building in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Lina Klymenko

’s Bessarabia and northern Bukovina, and also parts of Finland following the Soviet-Finnish War. 28 The construction of Soviet space as the Russian homeland is particularly apparent in the example of Stalin’s defense doctrine prior to 1941. As the textbook

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Buffeted by Political Winds

Children’s Literature in Communist Romania

Adrian Solomon

with them, and eventually parts with the artistic past: he is taken to a field cinema to watch a Soviet movie, in which he discovers “a whole new world” ( Hobana 1960: 131 ). Needless to say, Stalin is occasionally piously praised. So are the Communist

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Experiencing, Using, and Teaching History

Two History Teachers’ Relations to History and Educational Media

Robert Thorp

(Stockholm: Filmo, n.d.). This film presents what could be perceived as a rather typical narrative of how the Cold War emerged: the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin wanted to implement communism in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, thereby escalating

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War Memories and Online Encyclopedias

Framing 30 June 1941 in Wikipedia

Mykola Makhortykh

also forced to participate in anti-communist spectacles, including mock marches and mock speeches in praise of Stalin. As on the previous day, members of the Ukrainian militia actively participated in the pogrom together with civilians. 43 According to

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Daniela R. P. Weiner

were distributing “textbooks rife with Tito-communist propaganda.” For example, first-year pupils read the following in their reading primers. “The war is over. Tito's partisans have won the war. My father is a partisan. The great Stalin calls us from