Book presentation on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bookcover Skriebeleit

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit, director of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial Site, presents his dissertation published in 2009, Erinnerungsort Flossenbürg. Akteure, Zäsuren, Geschichtsbilder. Here Jörg Skriebeleit pursues the question why the Flossenbürg concentration camp, although it was turned into a memorial site earlier than other locations, was soon one of the forgotten camps. He analyzes the history of the perception and reception of the Flossenbürg site and illuminates how the historical location was dealt with. Particular consideration is given to the Flossenbürg local authority, which gradually came to the view that the former concentration camp was a “location factor” and no longer a stigma.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Visitor Center of the Memorial Site. Admission is free of charge; registration is not required