The Nation’s Memory Institute in Slovakia in cooperation with European Network Remembrance and Solidarity has prepared a series of brochures regarding the history of Slovakia 1939-1990. The brochures can be especially useful for teachers and students and for all those who seek basic knowledge about the totalitarian regimes and their consequences in Slovakia.
Workshops: “Enno Meyer - Life and Works” within the cycle: Europäische Persönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts
8-9 October, Oldenburg, Germany
A workshop devoted to Dr. Enno Meyer took place on 8-9 October in Oldenburg. Dr. Enno Meyer (1913 - 1996) was a teacher of history, geography and German at the Hindenburg School (today Herbart-Gymnasium) in Oldenburg. His experiences on the Eastern Front of the Second World War awakened his interest in Polish history.
The Polish translation of the book With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows (W butach do tańca przez syberyjskie śniegi ) was published in May 2015 in cooperation with Znak, a publishing house. With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows, written by Sandra Kalniete, a Latvian politician and diplomat, is a memoir of the author’s family banishment from Latvia to Siberia.
How do today’s young people imagine a totalitarian system? What are their sources of knowledge concerning Nazism, communism or fascism? Can they see differences and similarities in particular forms of totalitarian ideology? What emotions are evoked today in secondary-school or university students by memories of those who were young when such regimes reigned supreme? Does the young generation consider a return to totalitarian systems in Europe to be a plausible option?
Warsaw, 7-8 December 2015
In November 2015 a book titled “Memory and Change in Europe. Eastern Perspectives” was published by Berghahn Books. It is the outcome of the “Genealogies of Memory” project’s first few years of activity. The book was a starting point for this year’s edition of the project. Memory scholars were invited to participate in workshops where they would discuss the current state of research on memory and offer perspectives on the future development of the field.