Memory, Forgetting and the War in Pictures


Pictures are one resource illuminating memory and forgetting of Finnish World War Two heritage. Pictures taken by Finnish Army photographers document wartime rituals, landscapes, and methods of warfare of German, Finnish and Soviet armies. In our paper we will examine how these wartime material practices and rituals were used to create, maintain and destroy identities and memory. Our discussion will focus on how the Finnish pictures were used to shape memory during and after the war.

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Memory, Forgetting and the War in Pictures. Timo Ylimaunu, Titta Kallio-Seppä, Paul R. Mullins. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434935)


Identity Memory pictures

Geographic Keywords
Finland Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
World War Two

Spatial Coverage

min long: 19.648; min lat: 59.807 ; max long: 31.582; max lat: 70.089 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 95