Category Archives: Useful external material

New Article

A new article (in German) on attribution of meaning to memory culture in Norway has recently been published by TeacMem-member Claudia Lenz, together with Peter Schröder: Lenz, Claudia; Schröder, Peter (2018): “Orte, an denen man wachsen kann” – Empirische Rekonstruktionen … Continue reading

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Interesting Radio Report on DRADIO: German Muslim Imams visit Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

There is an interesting article about a visit of Muslim Imams from Hamburg at Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on the Website of German “Deutschlandradio”. It has been transmitted on their program “Deutschlandfunk” on Tuesday: Sensibilisieren für die Geschichte der Schoah. … Continue reading

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Another Dispute in German Memory Culture on the appropriateness of a historical term

German Newspapers report today on a agreement before court which ended a civil lawsuit between a well known survivor of a German Concentration Camp and a director of the memorial of that camp, Buchenwald. Stefan Jerzy Zweig, known as “the … Continue reading

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Article on American Muslims visiting Auschwitz Birkenau in August 2010 in German Newspaper

The German Newspaper “Die WELT” holds an article on American Muslims having visited Auschwitz Birkenau memorial in August 2010: Schmid, Thomas: “Wie amerikanische Muslime Auschwitz erleben.” In: DIE WELT 14.8.2010

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Hamburg Germany: Again dispute over wartime memorial

The Hamburg (Germany) tabloid “Hamburger Morgenpost” today has an article in its online edition about a wartime memorial in Hamburg-Rahlstedt, which is disputed: ” “RAHLSTEDT Zoff um die Kriegerdenkmäler Mahnung oder Glorifizierung? Linke will kritische Aufarbeitung, CDU sieht keine Kriegsverherrlichung. … Continue reading

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Gedenken und Erinnern in Deutschland: Der Streit um Gleichsetzung oder Differenzierung von Drittem Reich und DDR

Heute ein Artikel in der taz: Nazi ist nicht gleich Stasi In Mittelsachsen übermalte ein Rentner eine Denkmalinschrift. In seinen Augen setzt sie die beiden deutschen Diktaturen undifferenziert gleich. Ein Streit, der andauert.

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I Will Survive: Dancing Auschwitz

Watch this video : On a recent trip to Europe, a family of three generations (a Holocaust survivor, his daughter and his grandchildren) dance to Gloria Gaynor’s pop song – ‘I Will Survive’ at concentration camps and memorials throughout Europe. … Continue reading

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Historians criticize the new shaping of “Ehrenmahl Laboe”

The memory site in Laboe near Kiel is a  hero memory site of the Wehrmacht marines – it mingles perpetrators and victims and is an overwhelming presentation instead of a presentation which facilitates “reflected history conciousness” – say five historians (e.g. Detlev Garbe) about the new … Continue reading

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A novel about routinization of remembrance

Iris Hanika’s novel “Das Eigentliche” reflects some problems of the institutionalized commemoration. Martin Zingg has reviewed the novel: http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/kultur/literatur/routiniertes_gedenken_1.6318796.html

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German Newspaper: Between Commemorating Perpetrators and Victims

Berliner Holocaustmahnmal Zwischen Täter- und Opfergedenken Das Berliner Holocaustmahnmal wird fünf Jahre alt und die Ausstellung Topographie des Terrors endlich eröffnet. Eine zeitliche Koinzidenz, die neue Perspektiven schafft.

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