Reflecting on war through diaries

About the workshop

Is it possible to remain human in war? What ethical choices do participants in wars face? What stops the process of dehumanization in each individual person?

We invite you to look for answers to these questions together at the workshop. The material for the study will be the diaries of two witnesses to the siege of Leningrad: the diary of a German soldier participating in the siege in the fall of 1941, and the diary of a witness who was in the besieged city at the same time.

The workshop will take place in 3 stages: we will spend an hour reading and analyzing each diary, we will try to understand the context and our feelings about what we read, after which we will try to express our attitude through free drawing. The last part doesn’t require good drawing skills.