The bombing of Dresden in 1945 has been interpreted as a barbarian destruction of an “innocent city” – until today. The “Monument” by the Syrian-German artist, M. Halbouni, challenges this remembrance.
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“When historical dates are meaningless in history lessons” – this is the headline of a polemic article “Die Welt” has recently published to argue against the new history curriculum in Saxony-Anhalt.
One particular field has, until now, been omitted: history theater. Here, the simulation of the past encounters its deconstruction–therefore it should become a field of research for public history.
For more than a year now, there is a national football museum in Germany, a “Ballfahrtsort”. This new institution of German Public History combines many things that could be considered to be symptomatic for our current times…
The question about the relevance and applicability of historical knowledge becomes particularly urgent in the context of local history and regional history.
State museums are highest-level politico-cultural institutions. Currently, a new conceptual design for the permanent exhibition in the House of the History of Brandenburg-Preußen in Potsdam is being debated.
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.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) caused a debate. Alexander Demandt’s hypothesis: the fall of the Roman Empire provides immediate historical lessons for today’s migrant crisis which must no longer be ignored.