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Andy Warhol-Nation, czyli o legendzie założycielskiej i pamięci historycznej Karpatorusinów w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej

Bernadetta Wójtowicz-Huber

Andy Warhol-Nation – on Founding Legend and Historical Memory of Carpatho-Rusyns in East-Central Europe

The article discusses correlation between history and Carpatho-Rusyns’ historical memory and identity in East-Central Europe, and seeks the answer to the question about possibilities and borders of instrumentalization of history in order to strengthen and develop ethnicity. The analysis proves that the way of presentation and interpreting particular historical facts intended to construct Rusyns’ historical memory stands in obvious contradiction with the official version of historiography of the Carpatho-Rusyn region. The movement ideologists aim at making the group’s historical memory programme more attractive, favouring the texts which are to enhance its prestige and self-esteem. Due to the fact that the leaders of the discussed movement are aware of discrepancies between history and created by them version of the past, it becomes the planned social experiment.