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'Bukhenval'dskii nabat': The Life and Transformation of a Peace-Song in Soviet and Post-Soviet Historical Culture

  • For many decades Soviet and post-Soviet collective memory of the Second World War has been closely tied to the song 'Bukhenval'dskii nabat' (Alarm Bell of Buchenwald), performed at both official and private commemorations across the former Soviet Union. The article traces the origins of the song and critically discusses the various transformations it undertook from being an anti-nuclear peace song to becoming a central element of the antifascist 'Great Patriotic War'-memory.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Gero FedtkeGND
Editor:Joachim von PuttkamerGND, Michal KopečekGND, Włodzimierz BorodziejGND
Publishing Institution:Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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Parent Title (English):Cultures of History Forum
Release Date:2021/11/23
Date of Publication (online):2021/11/18
Date of first Publication:2021/08/27
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Tag:Buchenwald; Great Patriotic War; Russia; Second World War; Sobolev; Soviet Union; anti-nuclear; memory; song
GND Keyword:Sowjetunion; Konzentrationslager Weimar-Buchenwald; Gefangener; Lied; Russlandfeldzug 1941-1945; Kollektives Gedächtnis; Antikernkraftbewegung
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