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Remembrance and Architecture the House of Fates Project

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The changes which took place a quarter of a century ago in the countries of Europe’s Eastern Bloc transformed the social conventions of the time. A kind of social dialog has been started, about the Holocaust amongst other things. New memorials and monuments dedicated to the Holocaust have been constructed in the countries of the region as a result. Several phases can be identified in the building of monuments to the Holocaust over the past 25 years. These changes in the process of recollection and in the building of the monuments themselves are typified by the House of Fates project. The memorial center was built in Budapest for the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust. But the changes in recollection did not stop there, did not come to a standstill in Hungary. It is a mark of the sensitivity of the subject that although the center was finished by the fall of 2015, it has still not opened its gates to the public. In the meantime the project has appeared in several Hungarian professional journals, however these articles do not venture far beyond the realm of basic description. Here we are attempting to analyze the project architecturally. Our analysis shows how the initial usage of primary symbols turns to more contemplative, more abstract images and devices.

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The Development of Tourism at Military-Historical Structures and Sites – A Case Study of the Building Complexes of Project Riese in the Owl Mountains

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Attitudes towards the Government’s Remembrance Policy in Poland: Results of an Experimental Study

): Belief in a just world as a moderator of hostile attributional bias. British Journal of Social Psychology 45, 117–126. Berman, Judith E. (2001): Holocaust Museums in Australia: The Impact of Holocaust Denial and the Role of the Survivors. Journal of Holocaust Education 10 (1): 67–88. Bukh, Alexander (2007): Japan’s History Textbooks Debate: National Identity in Narratives of Victimhood and Victimization. Asian Survey 47 (5): 683–704. Cadot, Christine (2010): Can Museums Help Build a European Memory? The Example of the Musée de l’Europe in

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The Troubled Pasts of Hungarian and German Minorities in Slovakia and Their Representation in Museums

perceptions of “perpetrators” and “victims”—usually categorized along ethnic lines—provide not just historical museums, but also Holocaust museums. In recent years, the attention of scholars has been focused, for instance, on two significantly different museums in Budapest, Hungary—the House of Terror Museum and the Holocaust Memorial and Documentation Center. These two cases are worth mentioning because they represent cases of completely distinct views on World War II and the issue of “perpetrators” and “victims”. On the one hand, the House of Terror Museum emphasizes the

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