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Remembering the Shipyard Strike

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Author(s): Karin S. Lindelöf

Journal: Baltic Worlds
ISSN 2000-2955

Volume: V;
Issue: 3-4;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: memory studies | Solidarity | history writing

ABSTRACT
This article focus on how the Gdańsk shipyard strike and the formation of Solidarity have been remembered and observed afterwards, especially in connection with the 30th anniversary in August 2010. The author explores how people create meaning in past events in relation to current interests, and how the depiction of a shared history is constantly recast and used.

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