TerezĂ­n Memorial and the memory of the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic since 1945

Vojtěch BlodigTerezĂ­n Memorial, Deputy of the director and head of the Historical Department Cover picture: The National Cemetery in TerezĂ­n On 6 May 1947, the government of the Czechoslovak Republic decided to set up a Memorial to National Suffering in TerezĂ­n as a reminder of the fate of  those who passed through it during the …

Museums dedicated to Soviet political repression in Kazakhstan

Marc DĂ­azResearcher and educator in human rights at the University of Barcelona’s Solidarity Foundation Cover picture: Arch of Sorrow, Alzhir Museum-Memorial complex. Picture: Marc DĂ­az Planas There are currently four museums that specifically focus on political repression during Soviet times in Central Asia. One is in Uzbekistan and the other three are dotted around Kazakhstan. …

Whose memory? New museums and (political) narratives in Slovenia

New museums and (political) narratives in Slovenia Kaja Ć irokHistorian. Assistant professor at the University of Nova Gorica Cover image: Part of the permanent exhibition “Slovenians in the 20th century”, which tells the story of the independence and democratisation of the country; JoĆŸe Suhadolnik/DELO In March 2021, on the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the …

The Rivesaltes Camp Memorial: the institutionalisation of a memoir

CĂ©line Sala-PonsDirector of the Camp of Rivesaltes Memorial Nicolas LebourgHistorian, expert in the history of the Camp of Rivesaltes Cover picture: Rivesaltes Camp Memorial. ©HuguesArgence In 2015, the Rivesaltes Camp Memorial [MCR in French] was inaugurated in the PyrĂ©nĂ©es-Orientales department of France, several kilometres form the Franco-Spanish border. This inauguration marked the patient construction of …

Air-raid shelters in Barcelona, the legacy of underground resistance

Ana SĂĄnchezJournalist and photographer, specialising in cultural communication and historical memory Cover picture:  Factory 14 shelter © Ana SĂĄnchez From 30 March to 30 July, galleries 3 and 4 in the former La Model prison played host to the photography exhibition Barcelona’s 1,322 air-raid shelters. It is the product of a research study that made …

GĂŒnther Domenig, architecture as mediation

The case of the Third Reich Congress Hall in Nuremberg Dominique TroucheAssistant Professor in Communication and Information Sciences at University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier. Author of Les Mises en scĂšne de l’histoire, Approche communicationnelle des sites historiques des Guerres mondiales, L’Harmattan, 2010 Cover picture: View of the reception of the footbridge. Documentation Centre on …

Interview with Patricio Guzman

Cover image: Patricio GuzmĂĄn, 2013 Giza Eskubideen Zinemaldia – Festival de Cine y DDHH. Picture by Argazkia /Iñigo Royo CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic The year 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Chile’s coup d’état, the death of Salvador Allende and the beginnings of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. Your three-part documentary …