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Georgia and Austria: Dealing with dictators

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First broadcast:
Friday 08 March 2013

In this edition of From Our Own Correspondent we hear two very different approaches to dealing with the memory of a tyrant. Damien McGuinness examines why 60 years after the death of Josef Stalin, the dictator is still a deeply respected figure to some people in Georgia. In fact, this 'giant of the 20th Century' could even be said to be undergoing a posthumous resurgence in his hometown of Gori.

This startling dynamic is in stark contrast to the way Adolf Hitler’s remembered - or rather, not remembered - in the small Austrian town where he was born, as Bethany Bell has been finding out.


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