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War Heritage and War Tourism as a developmental potential in post-conflict regions : Realities and obstacles in Sisak-Moslavina County / Lončar, Sanja; Trauber, Alma

By: Lončar, Sanja, etnologinja.
Material type: ArticleArticle In: War, Revolution and Memory : Post-War Monuments in Post-Communist Europe / Lovrenčić, Lana ; Špikić, Marko (ur.). - str.Abstract: The authors examine the possibilities for recognizing and using war heritage and war tourism as a developmental potential in regions which had been part of several war conflicts during the 20th century and today experience difficulties in reconciling various interests and ideologies when valorising and presenting past events. The authors present the example of Sisak-Moslavina County in Central Croatia, which had an important role in the World War II (1941-1945) and in Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995), as an area of armed conflicts, migrations, human losses, destructions, etc. Questions regarding preservation, maintenance and presentation of monuments and places that commemorate persons and events from both wars, and therefore the possibilities of their coexistence and usage in educational and tourist programs are addressed.
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The authors examine the possibilities for recognizing and using war heritage and war tourism as a developmental potential in regions which had been part of several war conflicts during the 20th century and today experience difficulties in reconciling various interests and ideologies when valorising and presenting past events. The authors present the example of Sisak-Moslavina County in Central Croatia, which had an important role in the World War II (1941-1945) and in Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995), as an area of armed conflicts, migrations, human losses, destructions, etc. Questions regarding preservation, maintenance and presentation of monuments and places that commemorate persons and events from both wars, and therefore the possibilities of their coexistence and usage in educational and tourist programs are addressed.

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