We have left the 20th century, but it hasn’t left us. More than sixty years after world war and the Holocaust we are still concerned with giving a form of memory to this traumatic past. Aleida Assmann examines different ways, which lead from individual to collective constructions of the past, and looks into the tensions between personal experience and official ideas.Der lange Schatten der Vergangenheit. Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik [The Long Shadow of the Past. A Culture of Memory and History Politics] by Aleida Assmann has been translated into Serbian (excerpt) by Drinka Gojković under the title Duga senka prošlosti. Kultura sećanja i politika povesti, published by Biblioteka XX vek, Belgrade.