Who shapes sites of memory and how can they be transformed? This documentary serves as an illustration of a multi-perspective exploration of various locations associated with the Nazi era and its legacies.


By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

About the documentary

“When I go to those places, I feel connected. Basically because a part of me gone through something like that in the past, which I did not go through directly because I’ve never been enslaved or into forced labor. But my grandparents or great-great-grandparents have been into a situation like that. And for the first time me going to a place, I feel connected to it and I wanted to know more and how history link from one end of the world to the other end of the world.”

Fatoumata Cham, field trip participant

Duration: 16:03 minutes

Our recommendation

The documentation is suitable for preparing a visit to a memorial site or places of remembrance with a multi-perspective approach. In addition to the documentation, the online platform of “Multi-peRSPEKTif” can provide further suggestions on how groups with different approaches, questions and discussions can deal thematically with National Socialism and post-National Socialist society.”Multi-peRSPEKTif” offers spaces for a joint shaping of memory culture(s) precisely through encounters and negotiations, enables social participation and is to be understood as an intervention in existing memory narratives.But it also shows the demands on the culture(s) of remembrance in a society of the many:Who owns memorials and places of remembrance? Who speaks? Who are we talking about? Which perspectives are visible and which are not? Who shapes places of memory and how can they be changed?

On the context of Origin

During the project period from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Migration Lab Germany will bring together 15 partner organizations from the fields of museums, schools, migrant organizations, memorial sites, and extracurricular cultural and political education. They develop their own model projects at their specific places of learning and encounter, which open up the thematic complex of migration with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways and work on it pedagogically or artistically. “to feel a connection through history” is one of them.All of the multimedia educational media created here are presented on our web platform

Migration Lab Germany and the 15 model projects are funded by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ), the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, Federal Government Commissioner for Anti-Racism and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).The publication does not represent an expression of opinion by the Foundation EVZ. The authors are responsible for the content of their statements.

More about the Migration Lab.

Medium created by: