“One Name, One Life, One Sign”. Restoring the Memory of the Great Terror (1937–1938) Cover Image

„Jedno imię, jedno życie, jeden znak”. Przywracanie pamięci o wielkim terrorze (1937–1938)
“One Name, One Life, One Sign”. Restoring the Memory of the Great Terror (1937–1938)

Author(s): Aurelia Kotkiewicz
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Soviet history;Great Terror;Stalin;Stalinism;persecutions

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with current forms of commemorating the victims of Stalin’s persecutions in the spatial landscape of Moscow, which is instrumental in informing Russia’s sense of identity. The cemeteries, museums, squares, monuments, and plaques inscribed into the architectural cityscape of Russia’s capital are manifestations of a relationship between place and the man who experiences it, and, in the wider context, between authorities, society, and the individual. Institutions such as GULAGHistory State Museum, The Sakharov Center, and the International Memorial Society have all greatly contributed to honouring the victims of the Great Terror and keeping their memory alive. From among numerous activities they engage in the memorial projects called “Material Evidence”, “Topography of Terror”, and “Return of the Names” are particularly noteworthy.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 163
  • Page Range: 36-47
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish