A historical memory project for the future: the Park of Memory – Monument to the Victims of State Terrorism

At times when reality challenges us and we know little about what awaits us as a community, as a country and as global citizens, it is even more important to remember. We must learn from our experiences and construct collective memory that brings us together and gives us the strength and tools we need to endure the challenges and give hope to the next generations.

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 …

Perseverance and Place: A Review of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. By Zina Precht-Rodriguez

By Zina Precht-Rodriguez Columbia University student and EUROM fellow (2017) Cover picture: A statue of Thomas Jefferson hovers over the illuminated phrase, while a black figure hovers in the background.   The arduous struggle throughout history between the legal recognition of equal rights for African Americans and the actual implementation of these rights ironically resembles the …

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Monument in San Francisco. By Marina Garde

Marina Garde Political scientist and Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) “What we have created here is an antidote to amnesia” Peter N. Carroll, historian Nine years ago, on March 30th, 2008, a national monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade was unveiled in San Francisco. Forty feet long and eight feet high, …

Aljube Museum. Musealization of a «difficult heritage». By Luís Farinha

Luís Farinha Director of the Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom   The Aljube Museum appeared four decades after the fall of the New State, as a result of an awakening from an apparent amnesia of an authoritarian regime that imposed censorship on the thought and creativity of millions of Portuguese people, that deported them and …