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Welcome to the TeacMem ProjectWelcome! This is the Web presentation of the International Project "TeacMem. Developing Competence-Orientated Teaching on Historical Memories", a joint venture of Institutions in the Fields of History Didactics, Research in Public Historical Memory, Teacher Training and Secondary Schools in Denmark, Germany and Norway. The project is funded by the COMENIUS program of the European Union, EACEA devision. It runs from October 2009 to September 2012. Its far goal is to introduce into history teaching at schools the complex of public memory and remembrance of the National Socialist Germany's politics and atrocities towards people livining in resp. coming from Scandinavia and their countries, and the ways these parts of the mutual (i.e. shared and divided) of history (especially Scandinavians' imprisonment in German Concentration camps, German Ocupation of Denmark and Norway) are being remembered within the participating countries. To this end, the project ventures to bring together teachers, teacher trainers, museum and memorial educators from the participating countries and to enable them to share and exchange their mutual (again: shared and divided) perspectives on the subjects and the traditions as well als debates and developments in learning about these subjects. Next to these tri-national and inter-professional encounters and exchanges of experiences with and perspectives on learning processes regarding these aspects, which will be organised in the form of three international seminars, groups of participants, again mixed as to their country and profession, will develop material packs and teaching concepts, at first for further teacher training within the participating countries, which later on wil resp. can be used for developing teaching and learning concepts for pupils. For these developmentarl processes, online-cooperation is used. On these web-sites, information on the project is presented both for the members of the project and for the public. The site isa combines blog and static presentation. Some pages and blog-entries are for project participants only and thus not visible for outside visitors. A Project Presentation
Category Archives: Useful external material
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.