November 11th -15th - the seminar HISTORY POINTS TO THE FUTURE - EXCHANGE OF EXPERTS took place at the IYMC in Oświęcim.
The aim of the seminar was to discuss changes in national and international memory narratives and their influence on the work at memorial sites, new digital formats of educational work and, among others, biography work, how to deal with persecution in history and in the present.
Through the discussion of changes in the national and international discourses of remembrance and changes in educational work at memorial sites in general, the participants gained new points of contact and perspectives for their further work. Participants were staff members of ASF in 10 countries in Europe (including Germany) and Israel, who have been organizing educational programs for young people for years that link Nazi history and the present. During the program, the participants acquired innovative tools for educational work, for teaching history without contemporary witnesses, for dealing with the instrumentalization of memory, persecution and racism in history and the present, using the example of Sinti and Roma.
The project is funded by the EVZ Foundation and the Federal Foreign Office as part of the program YOUNG PEOPLE remember.