Nicolas Werth

is a historian, research director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (French National Centre for Scientific Research), and president of Mémorial France. His publications include ‘Le Goulag: Témoignages et archives’ (Bouquins, 2017), co-edited with Luba Jurgenson.


Cover for: On the battlefront of history

Memory, especially when traumatic, is often considered contentious rather than being recalled and honoured. Years of activism that went into uncovering the stories of victims of mass repression, memorialized and archived at Memorial, the NGO the Russian state recently forced into closure, now needs further rescuing.

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