#histoVOICES: Listen to Kim's Story

What stories connect Australia to World War II? In our next #histoVOICES episode, Kim from Australia tells you why she thinks it is important to tell other stories that have been overlooked. Click here to find all #histoVOICES.

Watch here: #histoTALK "the role of civil society in times of transition"

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Episode 5 of #histoPOD is now online!

The invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany on September 1, 1939 marked the beginning of World War II. The Jews were immediately completely disenfranchised by the German occupiers and crowded into numerous ghettos. The complete extermination of the Jewish population in Europe planned by the Nazis was almost achieved through the system of concentration and extermination camps established mainly in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany. 

In this episode of histoPOD, Dariusz Stola talks to Annika Brockschmidt about what this means for the Polish culture of remembrance of the Holocaust, how it has developed over the time and what it looks like today. 

Intro: Kevin MacLeod, Sincerely, CC BY 4.0

Dariusz Stola

is a historian, professor at the Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.  He has researched political and social history of Poland in the 20th century, Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust, international migrations and the history of the communist regime. On these topics he has authored six books and more than hundred articles.  In 2014-2019 he was the director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Bulgaria, Sofia, 1989: In the Footsteps of a Revolution

Episode 3 - "Down with the Communist Party!"

Follow Louisa Slavkova from the Sofia Platform and former prime minister of Bulgaria, Philip Dimitrov, on the third tour through Sofia in 1989 and learn how discontent about the communist regime turned into political action.

Dealing with the past has been a difficult topic for the Bulgarian society – both when it comes to the communist history and to the history of transition to democracy. With a series of documentary video tours in Sofia, the Sofia Platform Foundation aims to explore the events of ’89 through the places and people that bear witness of them. Contemporaries will take you on a tour to different historical sites in the capital and will talk about their experience of the revolution.

In this third episode, former prime minister of Bulgaria, Philip Dimitrov, will guide us through places of remembrance and share his personal memories from the first days after the end of the regime. He will share how discontent about the communist regime turned into political action.

The Sofia Platform Foundation (SPF), a nongovernmental organization, is working in two main strands – teaching history of the recent past and civic education in both, formal and non-formal settings. Over the past seven years it has been initiating and managing projects related to dealing with the past with students and teachers in Bulgaria. On the local level, it supports the development of capacities and skills of individuals and organizations to strengthen their active citizenship. To provide high-quality educational activities, SPF’s formats are based on solid research and practice, constant impact measurement of its activities and working with a broad network of experts. On an international level, SPF focuses on informing the debate on historical legacy, transition and democracy consolidation through research, public dialogue and discussions. This includes developing educational materials on communism and transition in Eastern Europe as well as civic education materials for hard-to-reach learners together with international partners.

#histoVOICES: Aisha from Afghanistan

Aisha is from Afghanistan and tells you about war in her country, what her hopes are for the future, and what changes she would like to see in the United Nations.

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