Appropriating Lithuania Minor. Construction of Consolidating Collective Memory in the Interwar Lithuania

Dangiras Mačiulis


The article analyzes the aspiration of the interwar political and cultural elite of Lithuania to turn Klaipėda Regionacquired in 1923 into integral part of the state of Lithuania by construing collective memory that wouldunify Lithuania Minor and Major. The attention is focussed exclusively on the initiatives whose authors werethe political and cultural elite of Lithuania that identified itself with the tradition of Lithuania Major.

KEY WORDS: collective memory, Lithuanian nationalism, Lithuania Minor, Rambynas, Martynas Jankus.



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