Echoes of the Past, Dangers of the Present: Holocaust Memory, Education and Populism in Europe Today
Published April 21, 2020
60 min
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    On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, INSS research associate Adi Kantor interviews Mr. Martin Schellenberg, head of the Education Department of the Memorial and Museum of Sachsenhausen in Germany, and Dr. Petra Bárd, Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology in Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, on today’s challenges to the formation of Holocaust memory in their countries. Each guest will provide an inside look at current national narratives affecting political and Holocaust education today, with the rise of populism, antisemitism and the far right in his/her country. What is “political education” and “Holocaust education” today? What does it mean to “work with the past without witnesses”? Why are historical revisionism, secondary antisemitism, and denial and distortion of the past on the rise? An inside look from Germany and Hungary will be the main issue discussed in this special podcast.
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