Cover Osteuropa 1/2013

In Osteuropa 1/2013

Uncomfortable Memory
Borodino and Leipzig

Denis A. Sdvižkov

Deutsche Fassung


An “archaeology” of memory helps to reconstruct how the layers of memory concerning the battles of Borodino in 1812 and Leipzig in 1813 have matured. Originally, this involved imperial and national places where the war against Napoleon’s forces was commemorated. Attempts to make these places of memory European are proving difficult.

(Osteuropa 1/2013, pp. 75–82)