Education and memory in times of a global crisis

 |  04.08.2020  | 15:00—17:30

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International views on current projects

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt in cultural institutions all around the world – especially in the educational departments. Many museums and memorial sites had been closed for weeks and months – sometimes for the first time in their history. Educators working at these places had to come up with ideas on how to deal with the new situation. Often an accelerated or even completely new approach on digital or virtual resources has been the answer – many of these ideas can be found on the usual social media sites under #closedbutopen – but sometimes the forced break  was also used to take a step back and develop methods and materials for the time after the shutdown.

In this workshop we will take a look at current educational practices at sites and institutions that deal with violent pasts in their countries or regions. We have invited colleagues from four different countries who will present ideas and projects that they think might be helpful to other institutions all around the world. There is going to be space for questions as well as time to discuss the impact of these ideas in smaller groups.


Timetable (All times are MESZ/UTC+2)

15:00     Welcoming and short introduction (Steffen Jost, Concentration camp Memorial Site, Dachau/Germany)

15:15     Lecture 1 Hang Nisay (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh/ Cambodia)

Lecture 2 Honore Gatera (Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kigali/Rwanda)

Questions and discussions: Maximilian Lütgens (Concentration camp Memorial Site, Dachau/Germany)

16:00     Break

16:15     Lecture 3 Martina Barešić (Jasenovac Memorial, Jasenovac/Croatia)

Lecture 4 Anitza Toytoyndjian and Lila Vazquez Laureu (Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires/Argentina)

Questions and discussions: Maximilian Lütgens (Concentration camp Memorial Site, Dachau/Germany)

17:00     Discussion in smaller groups in “breakout sessions”

17:20     Final words

The workshop is going to be held in English. There is no fee.


The workshop is taking place via the video conferencing software Zoom. Due to limited space, a registration is necessary via Eventbrite under the following link: Participants will receive information for the login, technical requirements etc. once they have registered.