Total recall: Sh. Marjani Institute of History started to study the memorial heritage of tatar soldiers in Europe
The article reports the results of the expedition of the Sh. Marjani Institute of History researchers to Germany. This research projectwas launched in 2017. Its subject is to study the memorial heritage of Tatar soldiers in Europe.The central catalogue of cemeteries and graves of warriors called up from the Kazan Governorate and TASSR is to be prepared and published as a result of this work.Scientific staff of the Institute conducted two expeditions – in April and June. The article comments about the Muslim cemetery of a Wünsdorf camp (Zossen), the Russian cemetery of the in Puchheim, the Tatar graves in Dippoldiswalde and Kleinbosch near Leipzig, the Memory sites of Musa Jalil, the Military necropolises of Emsland, and the museum in Esterwegen.
Keywords: Germany, historical memory, Kazan Governorate, memorial heritage, military graves, military cemeteries, Musa Jalil, prisoners of war, TASSR, Tatar soldiers, Soviet soldiers, WWI, WWII
About the author: Liliya R. Gabdrafikova is a Doctor of Science (History), Chief Research Fellow in the Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Tatarstan, Sh. Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7, Baturin Str., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation); email@example.com