Installment 45 moves complexly between literal sites of commemoration, and the sociopolitical policies of amnesia forged by communism throughout Eastern Europe. While revisiting a specifically Yugoslavian place and rite of abandon, this poem also challenges: what atrocities and whose mass graves is our own culture is willing to forget in order to thrust forward, unburdened? *** Parking Lot in the Memorial Forest In the south of Serbia, above the city of Niš, there is the Bubanj hill. During The Second World War in Niš existed a concentration camp – no gas chambers – the inmates were driven by trucks...Read More
Author: Dimitar Anakiev
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