Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Fellow Publications

Zuzanna Bogumił, Joanna Wawrzyniak, Tim Buchen, Christian Ganzer and Maria Senina

The Enemy on Display

The Second World War in Eastern European Museums

Berghahn Books
ISBN 978-1-78238-217-1
New York, Oxford 2015
200 pages, hardcover

This image results from the interweaving of historical representations, cultural stereotypes and beliefs, political discourses, and the dynamics of exhibition narratives. This book presents a useful methodology for examining museum images and provides a critical analysis of the role historical museums play in the contemporary world. As the catastrophes of World War II still exert an enormous influence on the national identities of Russians, Poles, and Germans, museum exhibits can thus play an important role in this process.