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Historical narratives are crucial for the creation and stabilization of a collective identity. These narratives are still bound to national borders and resist attempts to melt into a common European memory. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, politicians have been taking steps to institutionalize a common memory as the core of a European identity. The research project wants to scrutinize European memory sites to answer the question if these sites approach a national or European perspective, or both. It will be analyzed if national memories still apply competitive concepts or try to intertwine remembrances following the idea of a multidirectional memory.

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