histoCON:LINE

Remembrance days offer a constant, especially in times of crisis, but at the same time, these days of remembrance are always criticized for only dealing with their history on the respective occasions, while for the rest of the year they only play a minor role. Following up on the memory of the Second World War is an important signal that joint reflection on a peaceful future remains an important and responsible task, even outside of commemoration days. On this basis, there is now an opportunity to try out new, digital forms of remembrance.

From 8 May 2020 onwards the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) cordially invites you to histoCON:LINE which is a digital event whose various offers are designed to commemorate the end of World War II from multiple and international perspectives. Guided by the histoCON series’ motto Look back, think ahead it provides an opportunity for exchange and reflection for young people from all over the world. From 8 May 2020 onwards the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) cordially invites you to histoCON:LINE which is a digital event whose various offers are designed to commemorate the end of World War II from multiple and international perspectives. Guided by the histoCON series’ motto Look back, think ahead it provides an opportunity for exchange and reflection for young people from all over the world.

Given that borders are closed and global restrictions are in place, the question is how the current situation affects commemoration of World War II. Many great stories and projects have reached us that show just how diverse and topical young people’s memories and perspectives of the war are. 

What to expect:

We developed some new online formats to commemorate the End of WWII with you virtually.

We want to hear your voices! Tell your story and become part of histoVOICES or join our interactive histoTALK with renowned guests from around the world.

Discover histoSPOT – the various dimensions of commemoration on the stops of a digital excursion through Berlin. Interesting histoPODcasts will capture the voices of experts speaking on various topics related to the history of WWII and its aftermath as well as its implications for today and the future.  You’ll be able to access these any time from 8 May onwards.

Click here for our Podcast!

Click here for our live stream format!

Click here to meet with our partners!

Click here to hear our voices!

Click here to discover different Spots with us!



BE THERE LIVE ON 8 MAY!