Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

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Ravensbrück Memorial Museum

Workshop Talk: The National Languages of Commemoration. History - Meanings - Perspectives

24. - 26. 2019

The Ravensbrück Memorial Museum/the Brandenburg Memorials Foundation will be holding a workshop talk on the history, function and significance of national commemoration and the resulting tensions.

National memorial rooms were set up in the Ravensbrück Memorial Museum in the 1980s. In the meantime, these rooms - their historical images and designs - have proved to be worthy of discussion. The Ravensbrück Memorial is faced with the question of how to deal with the rooms in the future and hopes that the workshop discussion will provide valuable insights.

The workshop talk will also examine the significance of identity politics in the context of public commemoration of the history of concentration camps from 1945 to the present day. The relationship between practices of national commemoration and a critically reflected historical consciousness, as communicated in the historical exhibitions of the concentration camp memorial sites, will also be addressed. Should individual countries - as in the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum - be given the opportunity to design their own national exhibitions in the memorial sites? Or would it be important to tell the history of the camps in all its complexity in a transnational and multi-perspective way against the backdrop of the flare-up of neo-nationalism in Europe?

The Ravensbrück Memorial Museum is looking forward to an interdisciplinary exchange, to which activists and civil rights activists are cordially invited.

 

THU, Oct. 24th, 2019

15:00 | WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Insa Eschebach (Ravensbrück Memorial Museum)
Axel Drecoll (Brandenburg Memorials Foundation)

15:30 | KEYNOTE
Jelena Subotic (Georgia State University, Atlanta)

16:15 | VISIT OF THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ROOMS IN THE CELL BUILDING

17:15 | COFFEE

17:30 | PANEL 1 The Dutch memorial room
Susan Hogervorst (Open Universiteit, Heerlen) in discussion with Agnes Dessing (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

18:30 | END OF DAY 1

 

FRI, Oct. 25th, 2019

9:00 | PANEL 2
The French memorial room
Sonia Combe (Centre Marc Bloch) in discussion with Marie-France Cabeza-Marnet (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

The Polish memorial room
Jan Rydel (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Warszawa) in discussion with Hanna Nowakowska (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

11:00 | COFFEE

11:30 | PANEL 3
The Austrian memorial room
Ina Markova (Universität Wien) in discussion with Vera Modjawer (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

12:30 | LUNCH BREAK

14:00 | PANEL 4
The Czech memorial room
Jan Roubínek (Terezín Memorial) in discussion with Šárka Kadlecová (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

The Italian memorial room
Amedeo Osti Guerrazzi (Fondazione Museo della Shoah, Roma) in discussion with Ambra Laurenzi (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

16:00 | COFFEE

16:30 | PANEL 5
The Norwegian memorial room
Anette Storeide (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim) in discussion with Jeanine Bochat (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

17:30 | END OF DAY 2

 

SAT, Oct. 26th, 2019

10:00 | PANEL 6
The Soviet memorial room
Mischa Gabowitsch (Einstein Forum Potsdam) in discussion with Natalia Timofeeva (International Ravensbrück Comitee)

11:00 | FINAL DISCUSSION

12:00 | END OF THE WORKSHOP TALK

Venue

Ravensbrück Memorial Museum
Straße der Nationen
16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

Contact

Contactsperson: Nils Weigt

Telefon
+49 33093 608 - 175
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