We want your #histoVOICE!

histoCON 2021 goes virtual! We are planning to run three interactive events on YouTube on 21 and 22 October 2021, looking at new beginnings from a historical and global perspective. Make a note of these days in advance. Around the live formats, there will be watch parties at various locations around the world. We also want to publish exciting content on our social media channels – we are looking for you and your stories!

We want to create social media clips and inserts for our live broadcasts together with you and therefore need your help for our “Call for histoVOICES”! 

Episode 6 of #histoPOD is now online!

Hungary and National Socialist Germany were closely linked by economic treaties in the pre-war period. Even before the outbreak of World War II, Hungary had anti-Jewish legislation. With the outbreak of the war, the country initially tried to maintain its neutrality, but in November 1940 it joined the Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan.

What does the culture of remembrance of the Holocaust look like in Hungary today? How has it developed? What situation do scholars in Hungary find themselves in? What role did the country play in World War II? In this episode of histoPOD, Annika Brockschmidt talks with Professor Andrea Petö. 

Andrea Pető

is a historian and a Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna, Austria, a Research Affiliate of the CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest, and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her works on gender, politics, Holocaust, and war have been translated into 23 languages. In 2018 she was awarded the 2018 All European Academies (ALLEA) Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. She is Doctor Honoris Causa of Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Recent publications include: The Women of the Arrow Cross Party. Invisible Hungarian Perpetrators in the Second World War. Palgrave, Macmillan, 2020. And Forgotten Massacre: Budapest 1944. DeGruyter, 2021. She writes op-ed pieces for many international and national media.

#histoVOICES: Listen to Karolina's Story

One year of histoCON and 76 years since the end of WWII in Europe. Watch the new episode to find out what WWII means to Karolina from Poland. Click here to find all #histoVOICES.

#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.

Listen to Misato's story
from Japan!


Spotlight
Berlin



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Commemorating
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Listen to Hamza's Story
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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.