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"Look back, think ahead"

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The 8 May 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. In the Pacific, the Japanese Empire was to surrender on 9 or 12 September 1945. This global conflict was caused by the Third Reich with its racist and anti-Semitic imperial aspirations and by the megalomania of Japan. What distinguished this war from the First World War was its extreme violence, which resulted in a war of annihilation, especially in Eastern Europe. It cost between 55 and 70 million lives worldwide in the space of almost eight years. The end of the war in Europe in May 1945 caused the collapse of the Nazi regime and revealed the full extent of the Holocaust and its crimes against humanity to the world. But it also heralded a change in international relations and power structures. The memory of World War II as a global war of the 20th century continues to shape the German and European culture of remembrance to this day. The historical reappraisal of the war and its consequences is also an ongoing issue.

The current situation, which has developed as a result of the novel corona virus, also raises questions about the official commemoration of the Second World War. The situation can be used to rethink commemoration. Remembrance days offer a constant, especially in times of crisis, but at the same time these days of remembrance are always criticised for only dealing with their history on the respective occasions, while for the rest of the year they only play a minor role. Following up the memory of World War II is an important signal that joint reflection on a peaceful future remains an important and responsible task, even outside of commemoration days. On this basis, there is now an opportunity to try out new, digital forms of remembrance.

Starting 8 May

The Opening Session starting at 12 pm UTC on May 8 will introduce you to renowned international guests like Dmitrij Kapitelman, Karolina Wigura and Wangui Wa Goro. But this is just the start: An exciting and varied programme waits to be explored on www.histoCON.de including the first episode of our podcast, statements from young people from all over the world, a virtual field trip and many more! Another interactive highlight is the live talk with comic artists on the representations of war and Holocaust in comics at 3 pm UTC.
All offers and a timetable can be found on www.histocon.de/programme/
Livestream: Opening Panel 12pm UTC
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Livestream: Representations of War and the Holocaust in Comics 3pm UCT
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histoCON is a series of the Federal Agency for Civic Education(bpb), which is designed to be a platform to share and discuss global perspectives on history and its relation to present and future. The motto of histoCON series is "Look back, think ahead". The aim is to discuss narratives about historical events, its continuing effects and lessons that can be drawn from its history. The explicit intention is not only to commemorate the particular historical event but also to consider the implications for the present and future. Furthermore it is intended to encourage young people from all over the world to get to know different perspectives of history, to question existing narratives and to reflect on questions of war and peace in today's world.

At a Glance

What? histoCON:LINE
When? From 8 May 2020 onwards
Where? Online at histoCON.de, Instagram and Facebook

Contact

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime via histocon2020@bpb.de.

Contact

If you have any questions or feedback, or if you would like to contribute items but have problems with the application form, please feel free to contact us at histoCON2020@bpb.de.

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