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The legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995 : myth, memories, and monuments

Author: Lisa A Kirschenbaum
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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"Tracing the overlap and interplay of individual memories and fifty years of Soviet mythmaking, this book contributes to understanding of both the power of Soviet identities and the delegitimizing potential of the Soviet Union's chief legitimizing myths. Because besieged Leningrad blurred the boundaries between largely male battlefront and the predominately female home front, it offers a unique vantage point for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa A Kirschenbaum
ISBN: 9780521123556 0521123550
OCLC Number: 435732118
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Making memory in wartime. Mapping memory in St. Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad --
The city scarred: war at home --
Life becomes history: memories and monuments in wartime --
Reconstructing and remembering the city. The city healed: historical reconstruction and victory parks --
The return of stories from the city front --
Heroes and victims: local monuments of the soviet war cult --
The persistence of memory. Speaking the unspoken? --
Mapping the return of St. Petersburg.
Responsibility: Lisa A. Kirschenbaum.

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Traces the ways in which commemorations created by the state reflected and shaped survivors' recollections of the siege of Leningrad.  Read more...

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'Lisa A. Kirschenbaum has produced a lucid account of the processes of commemoration and forgetting that began almost as soon as the blockade started ion September 1941 ... This wealth of material is Read more...

 
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