This multimedia archive combines different approaches, media and methods that we consider necessary for transnational remembrance work. Originally, the contributions on this page only dealt with the question of how World War II, National Socialism and the fight against it is remembered in different regions of Europe. Due to the current war in Ukraine, the way historical narratives are engaged in this war has also become the topic of this website. The contributions on this page are diverse and from different perspectives. We hope they give impulses for an emancipatory discussion of history!
Lectures on different aspects of remembrance of the Second World War
Anti-war content with a historical reference. Contributions outline the narrative used to justify the war (“nazism”) in Ukraine, as well as show parallels and continuities in warfare/propaganda.
This is an Information channel about the «mortal time» in January and February 1942, the most terrible months of the Leningrad blockade. The content consists of the diaries of three witnesses: the head of the surgical department, a schoolteacher, and a shipbuilding engineer. It is all in Russian.
How can you do memorial work with young people today? You will find some ideas in this brochure with methods that take into account the challenges of memorial work today. We would be happy if you used these in your work.
During the trip to St. Petersburg the participants of the project visited the “Road of Life” memorial with anthropologist Lilya Akiveson and made there a Collection of acoustic material and learned processing it.
“Before Night Falls” deals with the topic of work and the life of workers in the Weimar Republic. A virtual journey through time will take you to Berlin of the near future and Berlin of the 1920s.
Cooarchi is a community-oriented archive interface that we use to create an interactive mindmap of commemoration. Feel free to connect your own sources, texts and media to the archive.