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People’s Hero Ljubica Gerovac in the context of the People’s Liberation Struggle memory politics


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Mesić, Borna. (2018). People’s Hero Ljubica Gerovac in the context of the People’s Liberation Struggle memory politics. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Miklošević, Željka].

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The Ljubica Gerovac Monument is one of the monuments erected in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in order to commemorate the People’s Liberation Struggle and the worker’s rights movement. It is located in the Cvjetno naselje district of Zagreb, at the crossroads of Odranska and Stupnička Streets, near the “Cvjetno naselje” student dormitory. Ljubica Gerovac was a participant in the People’s Liberation Struggle. She was born on October 24th in 1919 in the village of Jezerane in the Croatian region of Lika. She died in 1942 and was declared a People’s Hero in 1953. The monument had comprised a pedestal, inscription, and a bust, which was later removed. City institutions in charge of monument preservation had no data neither on erecting nor removing the monument. The monument was most likely destroyed in the 1990s when the systematic destruction of half of the monuments to the People’s Liberation Struggle occured. This master’s thesis analysed the Ljubica Gerovac Monument using memory studies, the concept of dissonant heritage, and through the feminist perspective. This thesis aims to explain the process of transmitting the collective memory of the People’s Liberation Struggle through interviews with non-government organisations, national and local institutions, and a family member of Ljubica Gerovac.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: monument, Ljubica Gerovac, People’s Liberation Struggle, collective memory, dissonant heritage, gender inequality
Subjects: Information sciences > Museology and heritage management
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Miklošević, Željka
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 09:12
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 09:12

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