This paper focuses on the relationship between ‘official’ collective memories and the political changes that happened in Croatia during the war of the 1990s and in the immediate post-war period. The paper follows Olick’s and Robbins’ argument that collective memory is always something we do rather than something we have. This allows us to pose questions such as: Who oversees the practice of memory? Who are the participants? What rites and rituals are observed? What stories are told? (Olick and Robbins 1998).
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