2. September 2020 , 16:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr
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Virtual Discussion “75 Years Since: How We Remember World War II in Europe”


We are glad to invite you to the virtual discussion "75 Years Since: How We Remember World War II in Europe" on 2 September 2020, 4pm - 6pm CET in Zoom!

On 2 September 2020, the world is marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II (WWII). The war remains one of the most painful and conflicting episodes of the European nations' memories. Many current conflicts are embedded in history and in the use of history as a political tool. In May 2020, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum released the short film "Clash of Memories: 75 Years after the End of WWII in Europe". The film deals with historical memory and different modes of remembrance in Germany, Poland and Russia.

Taking the film as a starting point, the speakers will seek answers to the following questions:

· What are the main narratives of remembering WWII in different European countries? Who are the major actors of the commemoration process?

· How does the clash of memories emerge? In which way do the current conflicts of memories relate to each other?

· How is the topic reflected in the history school education? Is a unified history (textbook) possible?

· What can be done to resolve these conflicts deriving from the historical past?

All participants are encouraged to actively contribute to the discussion and share their thoughts and narratives from their own countries.


Jörg Morré, German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst (Germany)
Alexandra Polivanova, International Memorial (Russia)
Jan Szkudliński, historian, former specialist at the Museum of World War II (Poland)

Moderator: Steven Stegers, EuroClio (Netherlands)

The discussion will take place on 2 September 2020, 4pm - 6pm, via Zoom. The language of the discussion is English, no interpretation provided.

Please register for the event until 31 August 2020 by following the link:

We are looking forward to seeing you among the participants!

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