Read here the programme of the conference “Divided Memory? Remembering Nazi Forced Labour in Twenty-First-Century Europe”, March 2016 in Hamburg

Flyer of the conference

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

9:00-17:00 Excursion: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial and harbour tour

17:00 Registration

18:00 Welcome and Introduction

18:15 Keynote Lecture

  • Divided and Common Memory of Nazi Forced Labour in Europe. Étienne François (Berlin/Paris)

Reception

Thursday, March 10, 2016

9:00-10:30 Panel 1: Western and Eastern Europe

Chair: Oliver von Wrochem, KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, Hamburg

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Panel 2: European Dimensions

Chair: Martin Bock, Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future

Lunch

13:00-15:30 Panel 3: Sites of Memory

Chair: Detlef Garbe, KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, Hamburg

Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Parallel Workshops

  1. Online! Digital interview archive

Chair: Linde Apel, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg

  • An Interview-Archive as a transnational Memorial Site? Disseminating, connecting and locating the Memories of Former Forced Labourers. Cord Pagenstecher, Freie Universität, Berlin
  • Online Learning Environment “Forced Labour 1939-1945. Learning through interviews” in Education in Germany and the Czech Republic. Šárka Jarská, Prag; Dorothee Wein, Berlin

 

  1. Photography and film

Chair: Katharina Hertz-Eichenrode, Hamburg

  • Deceptive Idyll. On Work with Photos of Former Forced Labourers. David Rojkowski, Hamburg
  • Film Project About Italian Military Internees in Treuenbrietzen/Land Brandenburg. Matthias Neumann, Autofocus Videowerkstatt e.V., Berlin

 

  1. Virtual and digital projects

Chair: Thomas Irmer, Berlin

  • Educational Materials about Deaf Forced Labourers. Mark Zaurov, Hamburg
  • International Mailing list “Nazi Forced Labour”. Bernhard Bremberger, Berlin
  • Virtual City Guide: Jewish Forced Labour in Vienna. Bela Rasky, Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien, Wien

Snack

18:00-18:45 Workshop discussion

  • Forced Labour. The Germans, the Forced Labourers and the War. Jens-Christian Wagner, Celle

19:00-20:30 Fishbowl “Remembering forced labour in the migration-society”

  • with Gülay Gün, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg

Friday, March 11, 2016

9:00-10:30 Panel 4: Comparisons

Chair: Knud Andresen, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg

Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Panel 5: Rural Areas

Chair: Simone Erpel, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

  • “He could do everything if it had to be done, he was a hardworking man.” How the Children of Forced Workers remember Forced Labour and its consequences. Angelika Laumer, Berlin
  • Local Remembrance of Forced Labour in Masuria. Katarzyna Woniak, Zentrum für Historische Forschung Berlin der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin

Lunch

13:00-14:30 Panel 6: Exhibitions

Chair: Stefan Hördler, Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora, Weimar

Coffee Break

15:00-16:00 Looking ahead

  • Michael Wildt, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
  • together with the participants of the conference

 

Programme 2016