15. Apr 2021, 4.00 pm | Faculty of Education, Faculty of Catholic Theology, Faculty of Philosophy, Knowledge, Spaces, and Media, Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences

„Gedenken ohne Wissen?“ Sowjetische Verhaftungen und Speziallager in der Erinnerungskultur seit 1990.

Research Network "Dictatorship Experience and Transformation" at the University of Erfurt
Dr. Julia Landau and Franz Waurig (Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation)
Event type

Digital Colloquium Event of the Research Network "Dictatorship Experience and Transformation" at the University of Erfurt.

In the GDR, there was official silence about the Soviet arrests and special camps after 1945. At the same time, there was limited knowledge about this, which was mainly passed on privately. In 1989/90 it was possible to talk about it publicly for the first time. Those affected organised themselves, and newly erected monuments commemorated the "victims of Stalinism". Archive sources became accessible and were used as the basis for source editions and exhibitions. In the practice of remembrance culture, however, it is still evident today that the results of research are hardly received by the public. Using exemplary regional examples, the project team explores the question of how the experiences of Soviet repression are remembered, discussed and represented locally.

Further information / contact: dut.info@uni-erfurt.de

The colloquium will take place digitally via the Cisco Webex platform (meeting room: uni-erfurt.webex.com/meet/DuT.Erfurt). The meeting room will open 15 minutes before the start of the event. No separate registration is necessary, you can join the meeting directly via your browser.