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Tag Archive for ‘Holocaust Education’
Witness Auschwitz? How VR is changing Testimony
A change in the culture of remembrance towards a digital-somatic phase is to be expected through immersive media such as “Witness Auschwitz”
Doing Selfies in 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.
“Of Monsters and Men” – Shoah in Digital Games
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 and South Africa
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…
Moral and Cognitive Dilemmas in History Education
Public historians and history educators both aim at “reaching the world outside the academy”. They face some common dilemmas, part. in Holocaust education. The…
Unfortunate Choice of Words – or Is There More Behind It?
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.
Good or bad remembrance? No Stolpersteine in Munich
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.