The German War of Extermination in the East: Poland and the Soviet Union
The German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 can be interpreted as a prelude to the war of extermination against the Soviet Union that began on 22 June 1941.
Experiences gained on Polish territory served as a template for Germany to prepare for the attack of the Soviet Union. How did the radicalization of violence come about?
Poland: Andrea Löw, Institute of Contemporary History, Munich
Soviet Union: Martin Cüppers, research center Ludwigsburg (University of Stuttgart)
Panel: After 1990/91
This panel will present examples from different countries to show how the seal of silence surrounding sites of crime, victims and perpetrators can be lifted and how they can be rescued from oblivion.
Belarus: Maly Trostinez
Adam Kerpel-Fronius, Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin
Ukraine: Yahad-In Unum
Andrej Umansky, University of Cologne/Yahad-In Unum
Ukraine: Protecting Memory
Ray Brandon, Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin
Mikhail Tyaglyy, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, Kiyv
Lithuania: Lost Shtetl
Sandra Petrukonyte, Lost Shtetl
Spieldauer: 185 Min.
hrsg. von: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
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