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In Osteuropa 8-9/2011

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The Leningrad Blockade in Television

Michael Melnikow

Deutsche Fassung


Television regularly takes on the Leningrad Blockade. The historical event provides material for broadcast news, documentaries, and fictional mini-series. However, all of these formats use the same easily understandable signals. Thus there comes into being a construction of reality that serves to entertain the public and to romanticise the past. Simulation encroaches on memory’s place; this has nothing to do with serious reflection or assessment of the past.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2011, pp. 329–342)