Which functions do monuments and “sites of memory” have?
What do monuments have to do with nation building?
Which role did the Mickiewicz Monuments have in Polish nation building?
What functions do war memorials have?
Are there traumatic sites of memory and, if so, which role do they play?
Dabrowski, Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland, pp. 133-156 [= Chapter: ‘Bronzing the Bard: The Mickiewicz Monuments of 1898’].
Winter, Jay, Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning. The Great War in European Cultural History (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 78-116 (= Chapter 5 ‘War Memorials and the Mourning Process’).
Edkins, Trauma and the Memory of Politics, pp. 111-174 [= Chapter 4: ‘Concentration Camp Memorials and Museums: Dachau and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’]
Additional Reading and Viewing
King, Alex, ‘Remembering and Forgetting in the Public Memorials of the Great War’, in Forty/Küchler, The Art of Forgetting, pp. 147-169.
google search for “Mickiewicz monument”, “Shevchenko monument”, “Pushkin monument”, please follow some of the links