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The Week of Remembrance draws to a close: thousands of visitors from across all of Europe commemorated the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig of 1813 and the inauguration of the Monument in 1913

With the premier of the commissioned work of the City of Leipzig “European Peace Music 2013“ in the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the subsequent “Cosmogole” light installation, the Week of Remembrance was drawn to a contemplative close on the evening of the 20th October. Among the highlights are the Official Ceremony on 18 October with 450 invited international representatives and the subsequent symbolic handing over of the restored Monument to the Battle of the Nations to the public. ... More

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Photographer: Dieter Grundmann/Westend-PR

Festival Programme in 2013

Commemorate – Celebrate – Participate ... More

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Source: Stadtgeschichtliches Museum (Museum of City History)

“We want to celebrate a great European festival”: Dr. Volker Rodekamp talks about the dual anniversary in October 2013

The City of Leipzig will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations and the 100th anniversary of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations with the headline “Leipzig 1813-1913-2013. A Landmark of European History” next October. Dr. Volker Rodekamp, Director of Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, is heading the preparations for the anniversary celebrations. ... More

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Stanislaw Tillich
Photographer: Jürgen Jeibmann

Welcoming Address Stansilaw Tillich

Dear Readers, almost 200 years ago, a battle causing the heaviest losses in human history for a long time to come was rocking Central Europe. The Monument to the Battle of the Nations was opened 100 years later to commemorate this event. It has kept the memory of the victims alive in our memories ever since. ... More

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Burkhard Jung, Dr. Gerhard Gey, Michael Czupalla (v.l.n.r.)
Source: PF

Welcoming Addresses Burkhard Jung, Dr. Gerhard Gey, Michael Czupalla

Dear Readers, next year's dual anniversary of the Battle of the Nations and the Monument to the Battle of the Nations marks an important date for us in many respects: People from all nations that were involved in the Battle of the Nations will meet in and around Leipzig in the spirit of European understanding to take a joint look back and forward. ... More

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