For discussion: It's often assumed that at international youth meetings, young people should primarily be learning about different ways of life in different countries. But from a diversity-conscious perspective, that approach falls short.
The book “A Lucky Child” is Thomas Buergenthal's autobiography, which was published in 2007. However, he began the book with: “This book should probably have been written many years ago, when the events I describe were still fresh in my mind.” The autobiography of a child, surviving the holocaust, bears an irreplaceable piece in the mosaic of testimonies of countless innocent victims.
In-depth examination: In intercultural encounters, mechanisms of social exclusion, traumatic memories, and collective representations of national history overlap. Björn Krondorfer shows how these dynamics can be constructively engaged with in reconciliatory processes.
For discussion: "Don’t give discrimination a chance!" is printed in bright colors on a poster at a comprehensive school. Paul asks what discrimination is, anyway... Maria, two years his junior, is bored by it: "Why should I care?" The scenario is not unrealistic for a German schoolyard.
An analysis of anti-democratic mentalities in eight European countries prepared by Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick, Dr. Beate Küpper and Andreas Hövermann for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Project on Combating Right-wing Extremism (Forum Berlin).
In the following paper I will present some preliminary thoughts I have developed during one year of research on post-soviet history teachers and their role as an interface between individual and collective memory of the communist past.
In 2002, D. Rurikov, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan, sent a letter of protest to the Russian Federation Ministry of Publishing and Information against the publication in the Republic of Uzbekistan of a textbook (in the Russian language) for 9th grade general education school.