Next histoTALK: 9 September 2020

Global Perceptions of WWII: Japan, 2 pm (CEST)

While the German Reich surrendered on May 8, 1945, thus ending World War II in Europe, the war in the Pacific was not yet over. It only ended after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945, forcing Japan to surrender in September of the same year. In Europe little is known about this war in the Pacific. In recent years, global historians have repeatedly pointed out that World War II began in 1937 with the Japanese invasion of China. In this new episode of histoTALK, historians Yukiko Koshiro (Nihon University, Tokyo) and Torsten Weber (German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo) are talking about the history of the war in the Pacific and how Japan deals with this history.


International panel

An international renowned panel marks the opening of histoCON:LINE. Wangûi Wa Goro (Kenya/UK), Dimitrij Kapitelmann (Germany) and Karolina Wigura (Poland) discussed the perception of 8 May 1945 for present and future.


Commemorating the Holocaust: Israel

Listen to our first edition of the new Podcast format with histoCON experts! Plug in your headphones, lean back and tune in!



Comic & Talk

Looking back, think ahead – What does the 8 May 1945 mean to us today? 

Representation of War and the Holocaust in Comics



Listen to Misato's story from Japan!










... Jalta

Jewish Perspectives on May 8/9


histoSPOT Part 1

Spotlight Berlin

May 1945 in your historical thinking/ histoSPOT will be taking you on a virtual trip to Berlin – to people and places in the city that lived through the end of WW2 or are evoking the memory of it.





Listen to Hamza's Story from Jordan

histoSPOT Part 2

Victory, Defeat, Liberation?

How do we tell the story of the enf of the war today? What ways of dealing with the past, of remembering and of commemoration exist?




histoSPOT Part 2

Four groups of young people between the ages of 17 and 27 had set out together with renowned artists in Italy, Croatia, Austria and Germany to search for traces of resistance against fascism in their countries.





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