The way of how we deal with the National Socialist past is changing. This is not only due to new approaches in historical research which brought more differentiated views on the happenings of that time but is also a result of the societal changes. Among them the disappearing of the old generation who has experienced that time or has at least heard stories of that time by eye witnesses plays only a minor role. More important are the position of modern media in our daily life and the fact that a high number of members of our society do not have direct connection to this part of the history. These findings which do not only characterize the situation in Germany necessitate new approaches to deal with the topic of the National Socialist past.
Not only do we need to re-think lecture like excursions to former concentration camps. We also need to find a way to create a space for individual stories, for each person’s own way of remembrance, and for the incorporation of new media. This is even more required as we need to counter the rise of nationalistic patterns which are trying to monopolize the remembrance in many places in Europe.
Main aims and objectives
- to sensibilize for new approaches in dealing with the period of National Socialism
- to enable the participants to reflect on their methods and to develop new ones for future international exchanges
- to strengthen the exchange and the networking between German, Russian & Ukrainian actors in field of remembrance of a common history
- to encourage participants to develop mutual understanding and to develop a critical attitude towards their national remembrance policy
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04. – 11.11.2016
VenueRavensbrück Memorial Site
Straße der Nationen
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