Studies in 20th Century European History

R&S Studies no. 3 - list of articles


The Consequences of the System Transformation of 1989 in Poland by Prof. Antoni Dudek

The Opposition Movement in Slovakia in the Period of Normalisation by Beata Katrebova-Blehova, Phd

Passing the Torch, Despite Bananas. The Twentieth Anniversary Commemorations of 1989 in Central Europe by Prof. James Krapfl

The Better We Understand Dictatorship, the Better We Can Shape Democracy – on Dealing With the Heritage of the Ministry For State Security in Germany by Roland Jahn

Regime Change in Hungary by Prof. Ignác Romsics

The Two Sides of Regime Change – the Hungarian Experience by Bálint Ablonczy

From Dissidence To Neoliberalism? Reflections on the Human Rights Legacy of 1989 by Robert Brier, Phd

Revolution By Song: Choral Singing And Political Change in Estonia by Joseph M. Ellis, Keeley Wood

The Bulgarian Round Table And Its Contribution To the Constitution of 1991 by Dimitar Ganev

The Polish Pro-independence Diaspora in the West in the Face of the Political Breakthrough of 1989 by Paweł Gotowiecki, Phd

Relations Between the Federal Republic of Germany And the Peoples’ Republic of Poland in View of the Political Changes At the End of the 1980s by Burkhard Olschowsky, Phd

Book Review by Przemysław Furgacz: Russian Spies. From Stalin to Putin by Patrick Pesnot

Book Review by Paweł Jaworski: The Stockholm “Solidarity” Memoirs

Conference Report by Dominik Pick: European Year of History. Turning Points in the 20th Century European History. Europe between War and Peace 1914–2004

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Remembrance and Solidarity Studies no. 3 is available online!

It is our great pleasure to present you with the 3rd Special Issue of Remembrance and Solidarity. Studies in 20th Century European History magazine. It is devoted to the “second” anniversary being celebrated in this “extraordinary year” of European remembrance, which is the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. The careful observer can see that the anniversary referred to above, at least in Western Europe, has been pushed into the background by the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. However, the year of 1989, while symbolizing events less dramatic, bloody and harrowing as those of 1914, would seem to be of similar significance in terms of periodization of European history. In fact, a number of historians subscribe to the belief articulated by Eric Hobsbawm that 1914 marked the beginning of “the short 20th century”, which symbolically ended in 1989. In light of recent events in the eastern part of Europe, I would like to express my wish that Hobsbawm be proven correct in his belief that “the age of extremes” has come to a close.

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Call for Articles - Issue no. 3: The legacy of 1989

Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History is inviting articles for the upcoming special issue of the journal devoted to the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism.

The issue will touch upon the topic of the fall of communism, its imprint on young people, historian and eyewitnesses of regime change. We would like you to examine and discuss political, economic, social and cultural consequences of this annus mirabilis. We invite experienced and young scholars to submit articles, books reviews or conference reports which will be an attempt to assess legacy of 1989.

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