Synagogen in Deutschland

Synagogen

University of Darmstadt The project Synagogen in Deutschland: Eine virtuelle Rekonstruktion explores the digital reconstruction of historical synagogues in Germany that were destroyed by the Nazis. The project has chosen to focus on 15 synagogues in Berlin, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Kaiserslautern, Köln, Leipzig, München, Nürnberg, Plauen, and Stuttgart. Visit the site While many […]

Orte des Kolonialismus

Deutschlandfunk Kultur A 7.13 minute podcast from the broadcaster exploring different sites, cityspaces, and monuments in Germany dedicated to its colonial history. Engages with the problem of what to do with symbols of colonial violence in Germany. (Photo credit Deutschlandradio / Axel Schröder) Listen to the podcast here. (in German)

Daniel Magilow on Holocaust Photography

USHMM, Washington DC These 20-minute video lectures feature renowned scholars from Holocaust studies and beyond. In the lectures, scholars discuss primary sources that illuminate topics using photographs, propaganda, diaries, short films, and artwork drawn from the Museum’s vast collection and other sources. This page will be updated as more lectures are produced. Dr. Daniel Magilow, Professor […]

Moments in Time 1989/1990

Moments in Time

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn and Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin Moments in Time 1989/1990 (Wir waren so frei…) is a bi-lingual website offering an archive of everyday life and major events from the years 1989 and 1990 in East Germany. The project was put together by the Federal Agency for Political Education and the German Museum […]

German Resistance Memorial Center

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand, Berlin The German Resistance Memorial Center explores the role of individuals and groups who took action against National Socialism between 1933 and 1945. The site includes access to a range of documents, exhibits, publications, a podcast series called “Red Orchestra” and a smartphone app about Berlin history. English | German Visit the […]

Postcolonial Potsdam Audio Guide

Postcolonial Potsdam

Weltweiterdenken, e.V., Stuttgart Postcolonial Potsdam offers an interactive audio guide that tells the story of traces of colonialism in Potsdam. Statues, buildings, paintings or plants point to colonial entanglements when you look closely. The rotary of the Oranges in Sanssouci Park, for example, reveals connections between Prussia and the Netherlands. This friendship symbolizes the beginning […]

Es ist auch meine Geschichte – Stadtteilmütter auf den Spuren des Nationalsozialismus

Julia Oelkers, Director / Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste Documentary on the Stadtteilmütter Project available on YouTube in three parts. Over a period of three months film maker Julia Oelkers accompanied three Stadtteilmüttter from Kreuzberg and Neukölln. This film focuses on their engagement with Germany’s National Socialist past, and its relationship to their past and present. More information about […]

Nitbits: Short Talks on Key Concepts

The Network in Transnational Memory Studies (NITMES) and Utrecht University present the first round of NITBITS, in which leading scholars discuss key concepts of memory studies, from “cultural memory”, to “remediation”, to “travelling memory”. Talks by Aleida Assmann, Andrew Hoskins, Barbara Törnquist Plewa, Ann Rigney, Astrid Erll and Rosanne Kennedy are now online. The above underlined links take you to the individual talks. The main page […]

Reconstructing Memory in European Cities

From 2018-2020, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Konstanz hosts a Research Group funded by the Balzan Prize that was awarded in 2017 to Aleida and Jan Assmann for their work on Cultural Memory. The topic of the research project is ‘Reconstructing Memory in the City – Transnational and Local (European) Sites […]

Open Memory Box

Open Memory Box

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam The Open Memory Box is a collection of digitized home movies from the former GDR created by the Leibnitz Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam. The films capture special moments such as family celebrations, holidays or marriage and scenes from the everyday life of GDR citizens, but also document […]