Bernadette Ščasná completed her MA in Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies at Tallinn University. Now she is a PhD student in Studies of Culture, specifically in the project ″Translating Memories″. In this project, the members are focused on the aesthetic media of memory in the context of memory cultures and politics while aiming to offer a comparative and transnational view on the entangled histories and memories of Central and Eastern Europe in relation to the totalitarian regimes. The main aim of her research is to analyze the relationship between fact and fiction in different representations of the socialist regime and the Holocaust. The main subjects of her research are books and films originating in Slovakia and the Czech republic that are dealing with these crucial historical events.