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International event series “History in Conflict. 1944 – A Year Between the Fronts”

On January 27, 1944, the siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) by the Wehrmacht ended after 900 days. To this day, the memory of hunger, cold, death and survival is burned into the memory of the Russian population.

While in the Soviet era the focus of memory was the endurance of the siege, stylized as a heroic struggle, more recently it has been the human tragedies and victims. 470,000 dead are buried in the Piskarevskoye cemetery alone, with the total number of victims estimated at over a million people. The surviving “Blokadniki” enjoy the highest reputation to this day.

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the end of the Leningrad blockade, a review of the historical processing of the event should be taken. And the event aims to draw a line from the memory of the event in the Soviet era to the preoccupation with the Leningrad blockade in contemporary Russia.

  • with Prof. Dr. Jörg Ganzenmüller (University of Jena)
  • and Dr. Andrea Zemskov trains (OWEN Berlin e.V.)

On the evening of the event, the museum will be open until the event begins at 7 p.m.
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