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Performing wartime memories: ceremony as contest at the Risiera di San Sabba Death Camp, Trieste

Purvis, Martin; Atkinson, David

Authors

Martin Purvis



Abstract

The paper examines contest over one of Trieste's most emotive sites of memory, the former Nazi death camp at the Risiera di San Sabba. Attention is paid to the Risiera as a site for ceremonial recollection of World War Two, and to the enmeshing of the local civic calendar of events within wider currents of academic and political revisionism affecting the upper Adriatic. The paper complements existing studies of former Nazi camps as memorial sites through attention to a distinctive geographical and political context, and by exploring the Risiera as an increasingly problematic site of performance.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2009
Print ISSN 1464-9365
Electronic ISSN 1470-1197
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 3
Article Number PII 909970750
Pages 337-356
APA6 Citation Purvis, M., & Atkinson, D. (2009). Performing wartime memories: ceremony as contest at the Risiera di San Sabba Death Camp, Trieste. Social & cultural geography, 10(3), 337-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360902756648
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360902756648
Keywords Geography, Planning and Development; Cultural Studies
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360902756648
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