Presentation: „Forced Labour in Transnational Perspective" - German-South Korean Seminar for Educators

29. June 2017
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Berlin - Germany

The history of forced labour during WWII was not restricted solely to the actual German Reich, but likewise affected the territories occupied by the Germans and their Allies. Forced labour of more than 600,000 Koreans who worked under Japanese rule, including thousands of women forced into sexual slavery under the banner of “comfort women”, has been entangled in a series of complex historical questions over the nature of labour, its postwar history and memory, including the issues of repatriation and compensation. The project developed by the International Youth Centre of the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre in cooperation with the Critical Global Studies Institute at the Sogang University provided a forum for young educators from Germany and South Korea to exchange ideas on methods and teaching practices and learn more about the topic of forced labour in a historical context from a transnational perspective. During the presentation the participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities of teaching the topic of forced labour using a transnational approach. 

Die Veranstaltung findet in Englischer Sprache ohne Übersetzung statt.


Thursday, 29. June 2017, at 7 p.m.


Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre
Britzer Str. 5
2439 Berlin
Schöneweide S-Bahn station: then 10 minutes by foot or bus 160, 165, station Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit