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Authors:Anna Chrusciel: Department of Cultural Policy, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Publication title:Rethinking the Remembrance of the Holocaust in Germany National Museums and Memorials as Agents for Positive Social Change?
Conference:NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26–28 February; Norrköping; Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:022
Article No.:006
Abstract:By taking Berlin as an example; this paper will focus on questions of commemorating and representing history of the Hol?caust as a constructive process that is strongly connected to the circumstances of the present. It will question the social role of National Museums in Germany by presenting different examples; which respond directly to the German Governments ambition of encouraging civil courage and democracy.

By presenting examples of smaller; more biographical National Museums like the Museum Workshop for the Blind that focus on the resistance to National Socialism by using authentic places and telling one individual story; the paper will question and re-think the role of National Museums and their possible impact on positive social and global changes with respect specifically to the German identity-finding process.

Due to the fact that the Holocaust is not the focus of my PhD research; I will draw upon my experiences in working in the Jewish Museum Berlin for four years. Then; rather than presenting results; the paper will conclude with open questions for further discussion.

Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:7
Pages:69–75
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/022/006/ecp072206.pdf
Available:2007-09-19
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Anna Chrusciel (2007). Rethinking the Remembrance of the Holocaust in Germany National Museums and Memorials as Agents for Positive Social Change?, NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26–28 February; Norrköping; Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=022;article=006 (accessed 11/23/2014)