Two approaches of the IWalk app framework in the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial site enable historical learning.
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History Textbooks as a Battlefield
Textbooks reflect the discourse on historical topics. A misunderstanding sometimes leads to undifferentiated textbook bashing.
WhatsApp @ School – Where Does the Fun Stop?
Students in 6th grade, often do not know Anne Frank. How do they react to the an “Anne also gets a star today” meme – where does the fun stop?
The Past on Display: How to Tell History In a Museum?
This article reflects on the conceptualization of history embedded in museum exhibitions and discusses competing ideas of history conveyed…
After Ibizagate and with a new government, once again we may ponder the Austrian idea of democracy, which is sometimes confused with harmony.
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.
Who owns the “Trümmerfrauen”?
In 2018, a debate arose regarding a monument to the “Trümmerfrauen”, unveiled by the Austrian right-wing Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache. The core question was whether they deserved a monument at all.
National Socialism: What We Can Learn Today
Some Germans, even in Academia, grow tired of the intense confrontation with the Nazi past. Many historians have stopped exploring it, attribu…