Ideology and Terror of the SS. An exhibition about the perpetrators, victims and bystanders in the memorial museum of Wewelsburg.

Cover picture: The crypt diplays reconstructions of the memorial cycle by Josef Glahé , first shown in in 1950, and incorporates Expressionist motifs depicting the horrors of war | M. Groppe, 2010, Kreismuseum Wewelsburg   By Kirsten John-Stucke, Director of the Kreismuseum Wewelsburg The Wewelsburg is a Renaissance castle that was built at the beginning …

The Social Life of Memory: Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco

Nikro, Norman Saadi; Hegasy, Sonja (Eds.). Palgrave, 2017   By Tsjalling Wierdsma, Master Student on Heritage and Memory Studies, University of Amsterdam. Fellow at EUROM (2018). The Social Life of Memory: Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco, edited by Norman Saadi Nikro and Sonja Hegasy, is part of the larger Palgrave Studies in …

Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History

Belavusau, Uladzislau; Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias (Eds.). (2017) By Tsjalling Wierdsma, Master Student on Heritage and Memory Studies, University of Amsterdam. Scholar on practice at EUROM (2018). The volume Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History (2017), edited by Uladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, integrates various accounts by both lawyers and non-lawyers and approaches memory laws …

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 ago. …

“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 …

Can memorials heal the wounds?

All images by Ana Milošević   By Ana Milošević, a researcher at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the LINES Institute (Leuven International and European Studies).   In 2014, the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg won a competition for a memorial to the victims of the Utøya …

European Remembrance Policies

Picture: Plenary hall of European parliament in Strasbourg, April 16, 2013 | Ikars, Shutterstock.com   By Markus J. Prutsch, Fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Heidelberg, leader of the international research project Science, Numbers and Politics   Introduction One of the most powerful tools in welding political identity is …