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Between a National and a Global Mnemonic Agenda: Memory Activism Around the Kurapaty Memorial Site in Belarus

  • Kurapaty, the site of Stalin-era mass executions on the outskirts of Minsk, has long been a much contested space where memories and narratives of the Soviet past clashed. Against the backdrop of a national government that blocks any more critical engagement with the Soviet history of mass crimes, the article explores the way in which Kurapaty has been the birth place of various oppositional groups and memory activists who pursue rather different mnemonic agendas.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Nelly BekusGND
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:2020/08/24
Date of Publication (online):2020/02/19
Date of first Publication:2019/09/27
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Collections:Cultures of History Forum (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena)
Tag:Belarus; Kurapaty; Remembrance; Soviet crimes; Stalin; activists; cemetery; memorial; memory activism; social memory
GND Keyword:Weißrussland; Kurapaty; Gedenkstätte; Stalin, Iosif V.; Opposition; Kollektives Gedächtnis
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