Kult Pamięci
history - remembrance - oblivion

 the Battle of Tannenberg
 the cult of Marshal Hindenburg
 Hindenburg's funeral
 the history of the appearance of the  monument
 the Tannenberg-Denkmal monument
 a new national symbol
 the ideological nature of the  monument
 the history of the monument
 Stalag IB Hohenstein
 places of remembrance
 traces of memory - trip one
 the cult of memory
 the project
 broken links between memory and  history
 Pierre Nora, Between Memory and  History Les lieux de Memoire  (a fragment)
 a mock-up of the monument
 the location
 the monument dispersed
 the erasure of history
 the present condition - debris

 the archive

Russian soldiers holding their hands up in capitulation.

Russian prisoners deported outside the administrative borders of the Town of Iława.

15,000 Russian soldiers waiting for the distribution of their portion of bread.

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Photo from the collection of Krzysztof Grynder.

Russian prisoners taken captive after the Battle of Tannenberg. The mounted riders escorting their column are the young "Husars of Death" from a unit in Gdansk-Wrzeszcz.

Photo from the collection of Krzysztof Grynder.

A column of Russian prisoners in Wrzeszcz, coming from the direction of Gdansk towards Oliwa. The street crossing is the one on today's Grunwaldzka and Jaskowa Dolina streets. The buildings in the photograph no longer exist.

Russian prisoners after the Battle of Tannenberg. More than 90 thousand people were taken prisoner in East Prussia. Sixty trains were used for their transport. What awaited these Russians were long years of isolation from their families and the awareness of defeat caused by the indolence of their commanders.

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