Institut für angewandte Geschichte e. V.

Shaping history – Institute for Applied History (...)
Shaping history – Institute for Applied History History is created – here and now. How history is shaped, negotiated and constructed, stands at the heart of work at the Institute for Applied History. The Institute mediates in many ways between academia and civil society, between different languages, cultures and generations, between theory and practice. For that purpose, the associatons has developed various formats and methods of historical-political education in the German-Polish border region. Clues at historic sites for international groups and project seminars at the European University Viadrina as well as engaging artistic approaches to a diffiult past: Expanding its activities beyond the Polish-German neighbourhood the Institute is now also an important agent in raising awareness for the compleities of history and its application in other (border) regions of Europe.

country: Germany
city: Frankfurt (Oder)

contact

Scharrnstr. 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder) Germany
www.instytut.net

Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde / Institute of Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology

The Institute of Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology was founded in Dresden in 1997, based on an act of the Saxon state parliament. Various previous institutions were (...)
The Institute of Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology was founded in Dresden in 1997, based on an act of the Saxon state parliament. Various previous institutions were incorporated, and contributed an abundance of collections and legacies. The institution comprises two areas: The Department of History is dedicated to research in Saxon history in its historical spaces up to the present; the Department of Cultural Anthropology analyses everyday life (Lebenswelten) in their relation to regional boundaries and cultural exchange. Research topics reach from the intellectual and material cultural inheritance as an expression of norms and values, to processes of mutual interchange between social classes and groups – also and especially to transgressions of boundaries.

goals

Besides various research projects, editions and publication series are also part of the assignments of the institute. Long-term projects like the 'Biographical Archives' (Lebensgeschichtliches Archiv), the 'Photographic Archives' (Digitales Bildarchiv) as well as the 'Saxon Biography' (Sächsische Biografie) take central position and are, as historical sources and basis of their research, open to interested scholars.
type: research centre
country: Germany
city: Dresden

contact

Zellescher Weg 17
01069 Dresden Germany
tel: +49-351-4361650
e-mail: isgv@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
Contact: Dr. Ira Spieker
http://web.isgv.de/

Institute for contemporary history

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The Institute History The Institute of Contemporary History (USD) is an integral part of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Its function is to undertake primary research into post-1938 Czech and Czechoslovak history in the international context. Within this overall objective, the thrust of the enterprise has changed over time with the main focus of enquiry shifting from the study of key events in the political history of Czechoslovakia during the period of communist dominance, which was paramount in the first years of the Institute’s existence, to a multilayered exploration of contemporary history, which includes the sociological, the everydayness and mundane, as reflected in the lives and thoughts of the ordinary man or woman in the street, the economic and, as already mentioned, the international. The work of the Institute is structured chronologically into four main areas of expertise, and while the period covered, taken as a whole, spans the years from 1938 to the present, within this schematic framework are two specific sections, one devoted to Jewish and minority studies and the other to oral history. In addition, two other largely autonomous units are attached to the Institute: he Documentation Centre of Property Transfers of Cultural Assets of WW II. Victims, and the Centre of Comparative Contemporary History of Central Europe. Both receive independent funding. In 2002 a further section dedicated to the history of science, which in 2009 became the Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities, was added to the Institute. Part of the Institute’s remit is to organize international conferences, specialized seminars, and workshops. Its scholars serve on commissions, and on the field and academic councils of many universities, academies and other institutions. Likewise, when called upon, the Institute cooperates with organs of state and regional administrative bodies. In terms of its role with the universities, the most extensive cooperation is with the Institute of International Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences and with the Institute of Political Science of the Philosophical Faculty (both of Charles University in Prague), with each of which the Institute has embarked on long-term joint projects. The Institute has its own unique library, which is open to the public and contains a wide collection of documents relating to contemporary history. This resource base is constantly being added to, particularly as far as post-1989 records are concerned. The Institute also brings out sets of books periodically, either at its own expense or in collaboration with commercial publishers. Since 1993 the Institute has published the field academic journal Soudobé dějiny (Contemporary History). In addition, the Institute works in tandem with similarly oriented foreign institutions, with some of which indeed it has long-term cooperative agreements.

country: Czech Republic
city: Praha

contact

Vlašská 9
11840 Praha Czech Republic
www.usd.cas.cz

Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC)

The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC) is designed to support and promote the development of democratic values, the role and impact of media and culture, using an (...)
The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC) is designed to support and promote the development of democratic values, the role and impact of media and culture, using an interdisciplinary approach. IDMC aims to fulfill this mission through civic involvement, especially the younger generation, because we think that young people deserve more space and orientation to be active participants in policy making. The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture was established in Tirana, in autumn 2014 as a non-profit and independent organization.

goals

The Institute aims to promote democratic values through the support and motivation the young generation towards new forms of political participation, using technology, new media (Fluid Democracy) in the service of reinforcing democracy in the 21st century. IDMC supports projects that encourage debate on democratic and social role that journalists and the media play in the period of new technologies. For IDMC culture plays a basic role in the political debate on strengthening democracy, especially that directly transport cultures memory of a people. The mission of IDMC is to encourage the younger generation to reflect on the communist past and the future through creative activities.
type: other
country: Albania
city: Tirana

contact

Rruga e Elbasanit, Pallati Edil-Alit
Tirana Albania
tel: +355 69 20 83780
e-mail: jonila.godole@idmc.al
Contact: Dr. Jonila Godole
www.idmc.al

Institute for Integration of Political Persecuted People in Albania

The Institute for Integration of Political Persecuted People in Albania (IIPP) elaborate the programs and develops policies for the integration of the politically persecuted (...)
The Institute for Integration of Political Persecuted People in Albania (IIPP) elaborate the programs and develops policies for the integration of the politically persecuted people from communist regime into the social life of the country in accordance with the program of the Government of the Republic of Albania. The IIPP elaborate and deals the fundamental issues pertaining to politically-persecuted people by the communist regime, in cooperation with the national associations of political persecuted people, who are extending across Albania. In cooperation with other state institutions and associations of political persecuted people, appropriate measures are taken and programs are established for the realization of all the rights of persecuted people by the communist regime based to Law no. 7748, dated 29.07.1993, "On the Status of Political Persecuted People by the Communist Regime", deriving from Law no. 7514 dated 30.09.1991 "On the acquittal, amnesty and rehabilitation of Political Persecuted People", as well as Law no. 9831 dated 12.11.2007 "On the Compensation of Political Persecuted People by the Communist Regime".

goals

We are committed to ending hypocrisy and illicit abuse of political persecution. We will cooperate with them to dignitously open the wound of their non-compensation. Our new compensation scheme for political persecuted will broaden the group of beneficiaries and implement a progressive reward, depending on the years of conviction and the current age of formerly persecuted. There will be a transparent assessment of the obligations to the ex persecuted. Our public and social policies will respect the status of formerly persecuted. All public services for former exiles will be borne by the state. We will set up a European historical memory institution that will document and make the history of persecution under the communist regime accessible to the public.
type: other
country: Albania
city: Tirana

contact

Street George W. Bush,
1001 Tirana Albania
tel: +355692904547
e-mail: Mia.Koka@ishperndjekurit.gov.al
Contact: Mia Koka/ Head of Departament for social affairs and project coordination
http://ishperndjekurit.gov.al/al/

Institute for political studies

AIPS (Albanian Institute of Political Studies) was founded in 2007 in Tirana by researches of politics, democracy, law and media with the aim of surveying important State and (...)
AIPS (Albanian Institute of Political Studies) was founded in 2007 in Tirana by researches of politics, democracy, law and media with the aim of surveying important State and Social topics; monitoring government activities related to political parties, state institutions, remember of the communist past in Albania, etc.

goals

We have bild a online museum about communist past. http://muzeuimemories.info/en/
type: research centre
country: Albania
city: albania tirana

contact

rruga shyqyri ishmi, lagjia ali demi
1004 albania tirana Albania
tel: 355 692098999
e-mail: contactaips@gmail.com
Contact: Afrim Krasniqi
http://isp.com.al/en_GB/rreth-nesh/

Institute for Studies of the Recent Past

The Institute for Studies of the Recent Past is a none-governmental research organization founded in 2005. It encourages and supports research of modern Bulgarian history. With the (...)
The Institute for Studies of the Recent Past is a none-governmental research organization founded in 2005. It encourages and supports research of modern Bulgarian history. With the normalization of our political life, current verbal condemnations of Communism appear obsolete; they are prone to upset people and trigger accusations of primitive anti-Communism. We need to get beyond the superficial and provide, through serious studies of specific periods, events, social groups and people, a fresh view of the history of Communist ideas and Communist rule in Bulgaria.

goals

* Conduct research projects of different periods of modern Bulgarian history and provide organizational and financial support for teams of scientists or experts, as well as individual researchers, assigned to do this work. * Provide scientific, methodological and financial support for young specialists working in the field of modern Bulgarian history, including short-term grants and special seminars. * Publish books based on the results of research projects carried out by the Institute or thematically related to its interests. * Hold conferences and seminars based on the Institute's research projects or on related topics. * Organize exhibitions, thematically linked to modern Bulgarian history, as well as eventually founding a museum with documents and artefacts from the recent past. * Foster cooperation with similar institutions in other Eastern and Central European countries and Russia, in order to share expertise and work on joint research projects. * Establish a comprehensive database in the field of modern Bulgarian history, through questionnaires, interviews, archival studies, and a thorough examination of memoirs and books covering the period. * Present the results of the research teams' work to interested educational and other public institutions, as well as maintain a constant effort to disseminate them to the general public.
type: research centre
country: Bulgaria
city: Sofia

contact

24, Yuriy Venelin Str., vh.2, fl.2
1000 Sofia Bulgaria
tel: +359 2 9888273
e-mail: minaloto@gmail.com
Contact: Dimiter Dimov
http://minaloto.org

Institute of Czech Literature AS CR

The Institue of Czech Literature is a research institute specializing in the history of Czech literature and Czech literary thought from its beginnings to the present day. The (...)
The Institue of Czech Literature is a research institute specializing in the history of Czech literature and Czech literary thought from its beginnings to the present day. The focus for this activity consists in large-scale lexicographical, literary-historical and theoretical research projects. An essential element in the activities of the Institute is also its function as a national and international information centre for the field. It has a special research team on Memory-studies in literature.

goals

In a newly founded research team the Instiute will contribute to memeory and trauma studies in literature and movies.
type: research centre
country: Czech Republik
city: Pragie

contact

Na Florenci 3/1420,
11000 Pragie Czech Republik
tel: 00420 721 342 207
e-mail: kratochvil@ucl.cas.cz
Contact: Dr. Alexander Kratochvil
http://www.ucl.cas.cz/cs/oddeleni/oddeleni-teorie/tym-pro-studium-pameti-a-traumatu-v-literature

Institute of Jewish Studies


country: Belgium
city: Antwerp

Institute of National Remembrance

The Institute of National Remembrance was created to address issues which are considered essential to the legislative power in Poland, primarily to preserve the memory of: (...)
The Institute of National Remembrance was created to address issues which are considered essential to the legislative power in Poland, primarily to preserve the memory of: -the losses which were suffered by the Polish Nation as a result of the World War II and the post-war period; -patriotic traditions of fighting against occupants, Nazism and Communism; -citizens' efforts to fight for an independent Polish State, in defense of freedom and human dignity; and to fulfill: -the duty to prosecute crimes against peace, humanity and war crimes; -the need to compensate for damages which were suffered by the repressed and harmed people in the times when human rights were violated by the state. This is the expression of belief that no unlawful deeds of the state against its citizens can be protected by secrecy or forgotten. The IPN is responsible for gathering, assessing, disclosing and custody of the documentation created between July 22, 1944 and December 31, 1989 by Polish security agencies. The documentation would also include records regarding the Communist, Nazi and other crimes committed against Polish citizens in the period from September 1, 1939 to December 31, 1989, as well as political repressions carried out by officials of the former Polish investigative and justice organs in that time. The documentation concerning the activities of the security organs is also the subject of interest of the IPN. Another major responsibility of the Institute is to investigate Communist and Nazi crimes as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity and peace. The IPN investigates crimes against people of Polish origin, as well as Polish citizens of other origin and other citizens who were harmed in the Polish territories. Finally, the IPN is in charge of public education and has been engaged in research regarding the 1939-1989 period, as well as dissemination of the research results in the form of publications, exhibitions, seminars, etc.

country: Poland
city: Warszawa

contact

ul. Wołoska 7
02-675 Warszawa Poland
www.ipn.gov.pl

International Relations History Department, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

International Relations History Department is a part of Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland). The (...)
International Relations History Department is a part of Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland). The reaseach focuses on the post-war Polish-German relations in the 20th century.

country: Poland
city: Toruń

contact

Batorego 39 L
87-100 Toruń Poland
http://www.khsm.wpism.umk.pl/

International Students of History Association

The International Students of History Association was founded in 1990 as an independent, student-run organization. Our aim is to make it easier for students from different parts of (...)
The International Students of History Association was founded in 1990 as an independent, student-run organization. Our aim is to make it easier for students from different parts of Europe and the world to meet each other and exchange ideas. ISHA believes that international perspectives constitute an important part of every student's education. Membership is open for students (undergraduate through PhD) from all disciplines and backgrounds with an interest in history and historical science.;

country: Belgium
city: Leuven

contact

Blijde Inkomststraat 11
3000 Leuven Belgium
e-mail: isha.inter@gmail.com
Contact: 00-000
http://www.isha-international.org/

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V.

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is a not-for-profit and non-governmental association, located in Dresden, Germany. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. was established in August 2004 and its (...)
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is a not-for-profit and non-governmental association, located in Dresden, Germany. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. was established in August 2004 and its main aim is to design, organise, implement and monitor international projects in the field of education, culture, remembrance and human rights. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. promotes cultural exchange, EU citizenship and non-formal education whilst fostering young people's and adults' soft and professional skills. The association provides opportunities to people over 18 years old to participate in international training courses, seminars, youth exchanges, conferences, workcamps, voluntary work and cultural events in Dresden and abroad and has got partners all over Europe. The association lays emphasis on Europe's history, politics and society with the view to raise EU awareness and to promote EU citizenship. The members of Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. are project managers, fundraisers event managers, social and youth workers, teachers, graphic and web designers, video makers, photographers, architects, musicians, visual artists and performers who work together in local and international projects. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. has got a long and wide experience in event management. The association has carried out since 2004 culture festivals, art exhibitions, concerts, street parades, performances, conferences and gala shows at local, national and international level. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. provides also opportunities to young people for vocational education and training. Young people, students and young professionals at entry level are welcome to apply for a traineeship, internship and European Voluntary Service – EVS.

goals

- promoting EU citizenship, remembrance, cultural heritage and pluralism - fostering non-formal education, lifelong learning and mobility of young people and adults through educational projects, learrning partnerships and trainings - encouraging interdisciplinary and international cooperation - stimulating creativity and art expression - promoting human rights and EU values
type: other
country: Germany
city: Dresden

contact

Bautzner Str. 49
01099 Dresden Germany
tel: +49 17 699 122 209
e-mail: myrto.pertsinidi@jkpev.de
Contact: Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi
www.jkpev.de

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG)

The purpose of KHPG is to promote observance in Ukraine of human rights as enshrined in international agreements and the Constitution of Ukraine. KHPG was created to provide legal, (...)
The purpose of KHPG is to promote observance in Ukraine of human rights as enshrined in international agreements and the Constitution of Ukraine. KHPG was created to provide legal, psychological and other aid to people whose rights have been violated regardless of race, colour of skin, citizenship, sex, ethnic origin, language, religion, political and other views, residence. Our demands to the State are as follows: it must 1) respect human rights and not resort to excessive interference in the exercise of these rights; 2) ensure the conditions for these rights to be enjoyed; 3) protect these rights where violations have taken place. KHPG’s mission is to defend human rights and fundamental freedoms against encroachments by the State as well as to assist the latter in asserting and defending these rights. It is our task to promote the State’s fulfilment of its positive duties with regard to human rights, and point to their inaction in reacting to human rights violations or in creating conditions for the enjoyment of these rights. KHPG gave moral, legal and financial assistance to people convicted for political reasons. From 1993, work on complaints about human rights abuses became an organized part of our role. A public reception office was created to provide assistance to victims of such violations. It considers more than 2500 written complaints per year. In 2003, a Center for Protection against Torture, with its own Fund, was established. More than 200 appeals to the European Court, prepared by lawyers of the Fund, have been accepted. We won more than 60 cases. At the present time, lawyers of the Fund are working on more than 200 cases. Analysis of status of human rights in Ukraine is one of important KHPG activities. Since 2004 KHPG together with other human rights NGO published annual year report “Human Rights in Ukraine” in Ukrainian and English. KHPG priority topics are also prevention of torture and ill-treatment, improvement of access to information, right to privacy, combating discrimination, racism, xenophobia and hate crimes in Ukraine. Since 1993 KHPG has been involved in human rights education. It has founded a centre for preparing publications about human rights, and established contact with the UN Institute of Human Rights (Geneva, Switzerland). Thirty parts of the series Fact Sheets, issued by this Institute, have been translated into Ukrainian and twice published. Also the brochure ABC ŤTeaching Human rightsť, issued by this Institute, has been translated from English and distributed among teachers. In addition, 25 International agreements on human rights, indexed by the UN and conventions of the Council of Europe, have been translated into Ukrainian and prepared for distribution. This material is sent by post on request to teachers, students at institutes and schools, to members of grassroots organizations, and also distributed at seminars. KHPG members have participated and given lectures at several seminars organised by the Council of Europe. Since February 1999, we started to publish a monthly bulletin ŤHuman Rights. Civic Educationť with a specific slant for specialists working in the field of civic and human rights education. It contains method plans and scenarios lessons for teaching human rights in schools, discusses issues of civic education and civic awareness. Two manuals on human rights education, created by the Centre for Civic Education in Calabasasis, CA, USA, have been translated and published (ŤNational Standards for Civics and Governmentť and ŤWe, the People… Citizen and the Constitutionť). Three national conferences for teachers on human rights issues have been held (1999, 2000, 2001), with each participant receiving a pack with information and publications on teaching human rights. Since 1999 we have been maintaining a special section on ŤCivic Educationť on the KHPG site (see: http://khpg.org/index.php?r=1.5.2 ). Since 2000 we have held ten Schools on Human Rights for Leaders of Human Rights NGOs, in which more than 400 human rights activists took part. In 1999-2011 there were more than 50 educational events according to the programme ŤPrevention of illegal arrest, torture and ill-treatment as well as jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rightsť. KHPG members collect archive material about the history of the human rights movement, take interviews of former dissidents (252 people have been interviewed filling 708 cassettes). A database is being created of members of the dissident movement in Ukraine, and a huge photo archive has been established. The first draft of a list of Ukrainian political prisoners (1954 – 1988), with around 3000 names, has been prepared. Since 1992 KHPG has published historical documents and memories in series devoted to resistance to the totalitarian regime of the USSR. More than 60 books have been published. Based on collected materials, KHPG members permanently conduct meetings with pupils and students where they tell them about political repressions and resistance to the totalitarian regime. In 1996-1999 KHPG was a member of the international project devoted to creation of biographical dictionary ŤWho’s Who in Dissent in the Central and Eastern Europe and Former USSRť. NGOs from 22 countries took part at the project. KHPG was responsible for the Ukrainian section of the biographical reference work, with 120 brief biographical texts (approximately 5000 signs) with photographs, a description and chronicle of the dissident movement, as well as a bibliography and glossary. KHPG has extensive experience in management of projects sponsored by international institutions. In monetary terms, the KHPG budget was as follows: €209,366 + $164,907.5 + 218,150 UAH (2009), €219,681 + $ 156,862.5 + 658,564.97 UAH (2010) and €230,200+ $56,300+ 517,147 UAH. Among KHPG’s most recent major donors are the European Commission, the Open Society Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy (USA), International ŤRenaissanceť Foundation (OSI-Ukraine), Foundation ŤRemembrance, Responsibility, Futureť (Germany), and the U.S. Embassy.

country: Ukraine
city: Kharkiv

contact

27 Ivanova Str., #4
61002 Kharkiv Ukraine
http://khpg.org, http://archive.khpg.org, http://library.khpg.org

Kids of Budapest 1956

The \"Kids of Budapest 1956\" Foundation: (...)
The \"Kids of Budapest 1956\" Foundation: Our foundation was established in 1990 by Gergely Pongrátz, one of the best-known leaders of the anti-soviet uprising in 1956. Our aim is to keep up the memory of the freedom fighters, of the \"Kids of Budapest\" who defended freedom practically bare hands against the onslaught of the Soviet Army. Furthermore, we wish to inform also the younger generations following us. Our programmes in the past: \"Remember Europe\" International Conference 2011, Remember Europe Summer Youth Camp 2012, etc.;

country: Hungary
city: Budapest

contact

38 Radnoti Miklos street
1137 Budapest Hungary

Kommission für die Geschichte der Deutschen in Polen e.V.

Arbeitsbereiche der Kommission sind die historische, kulturelle und landesgeschichtliche Forschung (...)
Arbeitsbereiche der Kommission sind die historische, kulturelle und landesgeschichtliche Forschung über die Regionen in Polen und der Westukraine mit historisch deutschen Bevölkerungsgruppen, vor allem der Raum der ehemaligen Provinz Posen (Netzedistrikt und Großpolen), Zentralpolen, Galizien und Wolhynien über die deutsche Minderheit in Polen in der Zwischenkriegszeit und die neue deutsche Minderheit nach 1945 die deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen im Bereich von Kultur und Politik.

country: Germany
city: Berlin

contact

c/o PD Dr. Markus Krzoska, Heylstr. 9
10825 Berlin Germany
www.deutsche-polen.de

Kresy-Siberia Foundation

The foundation was set up in order to build a bilingual (Polish and English) virtual museum "Dedicated to Poland’s citizens fighting for freedom and survival against Soviet and (...)
The foundation was set up in order to build a bilingual (Polish and English) virtual museum "Dedicated to Poland’s citizens fighting for freedom and survival against Soviet and German invaders in eastern Poland and in forced exile during World War II." Associated organizations have been set up in Australia, Canada, the UK and USA; all contributing to the expansion of this virtual museum. The virtual museum contains a number of elements designed to shape the visitor’s experience in learning about an almost unknown chapter of World War II history. The galleries document various historical episodes related to our families’ sagas, and will be an ongoing project as we add more photos and documents from different sources. The virtual museum also features film clips of survivors telling their stories, and includes bios of those who lived this history.

goals

We plan to continue to grow the various sections of the virtual museum, so as to communicate the full story to the world. We are working with various national and international institutions to integrate their collections (lists, documents, photos). We will also continue to record interviews with survivors around the world, and we plan to create educational modules and conduct seminars.

country: Poland
city: Warsaw

contact

ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 64 lok. 31
00-322 Warsaw Poland
tel: 48 502 870 596
e-mail: Aneta.Hoffmann@Kresy-Siberia.org
Contact: Aneta Hoffmann
www.Kresy-Siberia.org

Kresy-Siberia Foundation

Our Foundation consists of survivors, their children and grandchildren of prewar Polish citizens especially Eastern Borderlands. Our aim is to preserve, archive and educate on the (...)
Our Foundation consists of survivors, their children and grandchildren of prewar Polish citizens especially Eastern Borderlands. Our aim is to preserve, archive and educate on the fates of those people during and after WW2 as victims of nazism and stalinism. Since 2009 we run big educational website Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum, digitize private collections of survivors, run big oral history project (700 testimonies recorded worldwide in 2010-2013), run educational projects for youth ie together with IPN. We are NGO depending on grants from various institutions and individual donations. We gather descendants of survivors from Poland but also those ones living since WW2 in UK, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand.

country: Poland
city: Warsaw

contact

ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 64/29
00-322 Warsaw Poland
www.kresy-siberia.org

Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Postcommunist Europe

We are a new research centre, created at Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń on the basis of a grant awarded by National Science Centre. The full name of the centre is (...)
We are a new research centre, created at Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń on the basis of a grant awarded by National Science Centre. The full name of the centre is Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Postcommunist Europe, in short POSTCOMER. For the moment there are eight scholars involved within the centre: Dr Rigels Halili (head of the Centre and the grantholder), Dr Jan Burdziej, Łukasz Gemziak (PhD student), Dr Michał Głuszkowski, Dr Adam Kola, Dr Aleksandra Twardowska, Katarzyna Taczyńska (PhD student and secretary of the centre) and Dr Piotr Zemszał.

goals

Our goal is to thoroughly study the phenomenon of post-communist collective memory by using research methods of various disciplines and by focusing on the whole geopolitical area spanning from Russia to Albania. In practical terms, we intend to examine and systematize the existing body of knowledge on collective memory in post-communist Europe, to follow up with new empirical research on this field, and to disseminate the results of our work via publications and international cooperation.
type: research centre
country: Poland
city: Toruń

contact

ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3
87-100 Toruń Poland
tel: +48604504265
e-mail: rigelsh@umk.pl
Contact: Dr Rigels Halili
www.postcomer.umk.pl

Lernort Topf & Söhne

On the site of the former company that designed and (...)
On the site of the former company that designed and built the crematoria for the NS concentration camps, a permanent exhibition is located (opened 2011), as a place for learning, studying, a particular memorial, offering lectures, temporary topical expositions, not another memorial like the former camps and prisons, but a center of documentation of rendering service to the holocaust, as \"Technicians of the \"Final Solution\". The Town of Erfurt has accepted responsabilty for the maintenance of the place, it is now a municipal institution.

country: Germany
city: Erfurt

contact

Sorbenweg 7
99099 Erfurt Germany
http://www.topfundsoehne.de

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