Travelling memory of the Holocaust “Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away”

An exhibition that aspires to spread the history of a place as cruelly unique as Auschwitz | Picture: David González, EUROM.   By David González Vázquez, Assistant professor at the Department of Applied Didactics of the University of Barcelona, project manager at EUROM September 2018, Madrid. The second extension of the Exhibition “Auschwitz: Not long …

“The long shadow of the past” in the short light of present.

Picture: Horst Hoheisel, Die Tore der Deutschen, 1997, lighting display on the Brandenburg Gate.   By Horst Hoheisel, Artist Aleida Assmann, who will be awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade together with her husband Jan Assmann this year (14 October 2018), has chosen one of my works (1) as the title image for …

Time, Memory and History. At the crossroads of European Memory. By Henry Rousso

Henry Rousso Senior researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (CNRS, Paris) Version reviewed and corrected by the author For an extended reading check also: Rousso, Henry. Face au passé. Essais sur la mémoire contemporaine, Paris, Belin, 2016 The need to understand the past and provide a collective representation of history is anything but …