Memory and Commemoration
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Katedra Psychiatrii UJCM
Submission date: 2016-07-10
Final revision date: 2016-08-18
Acceptance date: 2016-08-19
Publication date: 2016-10-05
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Jacek Bomba   

Katedra Psychiatrii UJCM, Kopernika 21 A, 31 501 Kraków, Poland
Arch Psych Psych 2016;18(3):7-12
Relations between explicit and implicit memory of traumatic events are discussed in context of common memory manipulations for present political reasons. Destructive consequences of stirring up group cohesion with negative emotions are emphasized. Reaction for traumatic event is discussed in context of mourning process. Memory of Shoah as unique traumatic experience is analyzed in perspective of commemoration and part of group common memory. Frizzing of individual memory process is suggested to be a consequence. Ways of commemoration of the Shoah and victims of the Holocaust in form of monuments are used as examples. As well as selected pieces of art. being a form of individual mourning.
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