EVERY WAR INVENTS ITS HEROES
VSAKA VOJNA IZNAJDEVA HEROJE

Božidar Jezernik

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/Traditio2018470102

Abstract

The question of the First World War’s purpose and justification was asked by many after the war was over. It was of particular relevance for the citizens of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians, whose (self)questioning and search for historical statements were additionally burdened by the fact that citizens of the new Nation of Three Names had been enemies on the frontlines, fighting on opposite sides of the battle-lines. This uncomfortable truth represented a tremendous obstacle for the formulation of a unified “common” wartime memory.

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Vprašanje o smislu in upravičenosti Prve svetovne vojne so si po koncu zastavljali mnogi. Vprašanje je bilo posebnega pomena za državljane Kraljevine Srbov, Hrvatov in Slovencev, katerih (samo)spraševanje in odkrivanje sporočil zgodovine je bilo še dodatno obremenjevalo dejstvo, da so državljani nove države troimenega naroda med vojno pripadniki na sovražnih vojska in so se borili na nasprotnih straneh. Ta neprijetna resnica je predstavljala velikansko oviro za oblikovanje skupnega spomina na vojno, njene vzroke in posledice.

Keywords

Commemorations; the Great War; Heroes; Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians; Memory; Public Monuments // heroji; javni spomeniki; Kraljevina Srbov, Hrvatov in Slovencev; prva svetovna vojna; spominske slovesnosti

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