European Remembrance - Symposium of European Institutions dealing with 20th Century History

2015 Vienna

Conference is held under the patronage of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria


Programme

Day 1

11.05.2015

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstraße 15A

16:00

Welcome address

  • Jan Rydel, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
  • Stefan Karner, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Research into Consequences of War, Cluster History
  • Gerhard Sailler, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

16:30

Lectures followed by a discussion:
Remembering Second World War 70 Years After.
Winners, Losers, Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Austria, Hietzinger Hauptstraße 42c

19:30

Reception

Ambassador Artur Lorkowski and the organisers of the Symposium invite all the participants to a reception held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Austria

Day 2

12.05.2015

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstraße 15A

9:00

Introduction

9:05

Opening by Heinz Fischer
Federal President of the Republic of Austria

9:30

Panel 1

Second World War and its Art. Interpretations

11:30

Coffee break

12:00

Turbo-presentations

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Workshops - Parallel Session I

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Room H3

1. War Graves of Wehrmacht Soldiers – a challenge for remembrance, commemoration and civic education / Organiser: German War Graves Commission in cooperation with the Austrian Black Cross

Room H5

2. Teaching about the Past. Best Practices, Obstacles and Recommendations / European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

Room "Festsaal"

3. From Liberation to Occupation: The Red Army in Austria 1945 / Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Research into Consequences of War, Cluster History

14:45

Workshops - Parallel Session II

Room H3

1. Vanished Places / Organisers: Krzyżowa (Kreisau) Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Evangelical Academy in Berlin, Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

Room H5

2. Role of History Witnesses in Culture of Memory / Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

Room "Festsaal"

3. Educational board and card games in teaching modern history / The Institute of National Remembrance in Poland

16:00

Visit to Austrian memorial sites

20:00

Dinner

Day 3

13.05.2015

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstraße 15A

9:00

Panel 2

Remembering the Holocaust under Dictatorship and Democracy. Different regions, different memories?

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

Panel 3

Different Ways to Remember Totalitarian Regimes in Europe.
How to talk about the crimes of the 20th century without equating them

13:30

Conclusions of the Symposium