Unwillingness and Defiance
The consensus, which took many years to be reached, that critical remembrance – lively discussions, controversy and research – is vital for our societies has been increasingly questioned in recent times. National parties are trying to re-establish outdated, but simple and comfortable, historical narratives. This is accompanied by attacks on monuments and memorials.
In the last few years, the following memorials, dedicated to commemorating the Jews who were deported, are among those which have been vandalised: