A change in the culture of remembrance towards a digital-somatic phase is to be expected through immersive media such as "Witness Auschwitz"
Tourists for decades have taken photos in former concentration camps, even in Auschwitz. The emergence of selfies, however, transforms our perspective on historic sites.
D-Day 1944, charging out of the landing-craft right into the chaotic hell of Omaha Beach. After only a few metres the screen goes dark, I have been shot – and not for the last time. Digital Games.
The Cape Town Holocaust Centre is the first such centre in South Africa. At its inception in 1999, its founders considered not only what Cape Town and South Africa could learn about the Holocaust from it, but also what the Centre could contribute to the country in coming to terms with South Africa’s past.
Public historians and history educators both aim at “reaching the world outside the academy”. They face some common dilemmas, part. in Holocaust education. The...
In the textbook "Geschichte und Geschehen" the term "mass deportations to Polish camps" is erroneously used in the chapter about the Holocaust. The knowledge of the textbook’s authors, editors and teachers has thus been called into question.
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No “Stolpersteine”? It has become a societal and political consensus to commemorate the Holocaust and the victims of the NS regime. However, the appropriate format is highly debated. This is also the case in the debate about the Stolpersteine project in Munich. Nonetheless, there is a multifaceted remembrance culture in the capital of Bavaria.
School as the subject of a movie – there are numerous films, ranging from comedies to social dramas, about school, teacher-student relationships, committed and unsuccessful teachers and their teaching methods. The French film ‘Les héritiers’ (English title: Once in a Life Time) came to German cinemas in autumn 2015. It tells the story of a committed history teacher who tries to create unity within a class of notoriously difficult students by entering them in a history competition. A fairy tale about history teaching methods? And, what does that have to do with Holocaust Education?