Cover Osteuropa 6/2008

In Osteuropa 6/2008

Conflicts over Kurapaty
Divided Memory in Post-Soviet Belarus

Elena Temper

Deutsche Fassung


Belarus ranks among the few post-Communist states where the official interpretation of history is not conform with the national concept of history. The split of the Belarusian view of history in national and anti-national versions has led to a divided memory culture within society. This is seen in the conflict over Kurapaty, a site where Stalinist mass shootings took place.

(Osteuropa 6/2008, pp. 253–266)