Search for: [Abstract = "All Saints’ Day \(November 1\) is a special moment for the residents of Kołobrzeg \(Kolberg\), a seaside resort in the so\-called Recovered Territories, i.e. the region incorporated into Poland in 1945 after the Yalta Conference. On that day, most of them visit the only municipal cemetery in order to solemnize, together with their families, the memory of their relatives. By doing this, the residents also cultivate collective memory, as it has been at least since the 10th century, as noted by Jean\-Didier Urbain, that – in addition to its individual character – a European cemetery has had a collective dimension\; it has been a collective mourning space. The present paper discusses this interpretation of a cemetery as a place for practicing collective memory. Due to the limitations of the publication, the text is a description of a single yet fundamental elementof the mosaic of memory in Kołobrzeg, which is related to its cultural dimension. This element is the Battle of Kołobrzeg, won after long and fierce combat on March 18, 1945, by the First Polish Army – the event that despite the passage of years remains for some residents one of the crucial figures of thinking about the city’s past. On the day of the commemorative festival, the memory of those engaged in that battle, soldiers who died in combat, is taken out of the Kołobrzeg imagery and becomes the subject of collective commemoration"]

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