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Damnatio memoriae literally means a "condemnation of memory." 00:19
Damnatio memoriae was performed on Emperor Geta, who was "removed from history" by brother Caracalla. 00:28
Joseph Stalin performed damnatio memoriae on people he didn't like. 00:58