Whose faded memory?
Those not able to stand here in person remembered it as clearly as I do now. I remember their memories, too.
This is a street in Tallinn, Estonia. My extended family still lives there. Most Estonians were enslaved as serfs under the Germans, Swedes and finally the Russians from the 13th century until they were freed in 1849. Being considered property meant that most excellent records were kept and so we have a thorough genealogy to the late 1600s.
I know their names, when they lived and died, how many children they bore – they beat in my veins and my heart and my memory.