Remembrance of the Second World War 70 years after

    European Remembrance Symposium 2015

    11-13 May 2015, Vienna

    Attended by over 200 representatives from 120 institutions dealing with the history of the 20th century, the 4th European Rememrbance Symposium was dedicated to the memory of the Second World War and all those who took part in it. The participants took part in lectures, discussions, workshops and visits to the memorial sites.

    Programme

    Symposium / Vienna 2015

    11/05/2015 Tuesday

    16:00
    Welcome address
    Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
    Jan Rydel, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
    Stefan Karner, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Research into Consequences of War, Cluster History
    Gerhard Sailler, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
    16:30
    Lectures: Remembering Second World War 70 Years After. Winners, Losers, Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders
    Martin Pollack
    Krzysztof Zamorski

    Moderator: Peter Haslinger
    19:30
    Reception
    Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Austria

    12/05/2015 Wednesday

    9:00
    Introduction
    Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
    Matthias Weber, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
    9:05
    Opening by Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria
    9:30
    Panel discussion: Second World War and its Art. Interpretations
    Anda Rottenberg (keynote speaker)
    Monica Bohm-Duchen

    Moderator: Marcin Zaremba
    11:30
    Coffee break
    12:00
    Turbo presentations
    Moderator: Dominik Pick
    13:00
    Lunch break
    14:00
    Workshops: Parallel Sessions I
    1. War Graves of Wehrmacht Soldiers – a challenge for remembrance, commemoration and civic education / Organiser: German War Graves Commission in cooperation with the Austrian Black Cross
    2. Teaching about the Past. Best Practices, Obstacles and Recommendations / European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
    3. From Liberation to Occupation: The Red Army in Austria 1945 / Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Research into Consequences of War, Cluster History
    14:45
    Workshops: Parallel Sessions II
    1. Vanished Places / Organisers: Krzyżowa (Kreisau) Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Evangelical Academy in Berlin, Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
    2. Role of History Witnesses in Culture of Memory / Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo
    3. Educational board and card games in teaching modern history / The Institute of National Remembrance in Poland
    16:00
    Visit to Austrian Memorial Sites
    20:00
    Dinner

    13/05/2015 Thursday

    9:00
    Remembering the Holocaust under Dictatorship and Democracy. Different regions, different memories?
    Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
    Karen Franklin (keynote speaker)
    Cathie Carmichael
    Alexander Gogun

    Moderator: Ulrich Baumann
    10:45
    Coffee break
    11:00
    Different Ways to Remember Totalitarian Regimes in Europe. How to talk about the crimes of the 20th century without equating them
    Richard Overy (keynote speaker)
    Zdzisław Krasnodębski
    Áron Máthé
    Habbo Knoch

    Moderator: Tamás Stark
    13:30
    Conclusions to the symposium

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