The Wannsee Conference: A haunting and disturbingly timely film

The Wannsee Conference (2022). Directed by Mattie Geschonnek. Screenplay: Magnus Vattrodt and Paul Mommertz. Camera and editing: Dirk Grau The participants of the Wannsee Conference (Image: ZDF/Julia Terjung) To mark the 80th anniversary of the notorious Wannsee Conference of January 20, 1942, at which leading Nazis and state ministers planned the annihilation of Europe’s Jewish […]

Installation for victims of the Holocaust in Dresden | Culture | DW

On the night of November 9-10, 1938, Nazi thugs set fire to Jewish shops and synagogues. Homes and shops were ransacked, and scores of people were arrested, beaten and killed. The Reichspogromnacht was the prelude to the largest genocide in Europe. Now an interactive work of art in Dresden is to commemorate the event. The […]

Index – Culture – You have to listen to the story as long as you have someone

Talking and writing about the Holocaust, the trauma caused by Soa, is not easy. And the processing of intergenerational trauma is especially important, but it requires the cooperation of the surviving survivors, their descendants and the world, and it does not go without it. The story of Lily Ebert is therefore important. The now 97-year-old […]

Babi Yar: Zelensky took part in the opening of the Crystal Wall of Wailing

Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center The head of state thanked the international guests for their visit and called the presence of the leaders of Israel and Germany at the event symbolic. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, German leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Head of the State of Israel Yitzhak Herzog and […]

The tragedy of Babi Yar: the first “stumbling block” was installed in Kiev

Photo: DW The first of 80 “stumbling blocks” in Kiev In the near future, the German Embassy plans to install nine more such memorials, and over the next 70 years. On the 80th anniversary tragedies at Babi Yar in the capital of Ukraine for the first time a “stumbling block” appeared – the object of […]

“Anti-Semitic Law”. Conflict between Poland and Israel

Polish authorities limited the right of descendants of Holocaust victims to return property confiscated from Jews during and after World War II A diplomatic scandal related to historical memory erupted again between Israel and Poland. The Israeli and American authorities accused Warsaw of violating the rights of the descendants of Holocaust victims who lost their […]