01/19/2016 Conference

International Forum: Divided Memory? Remembering Nazi Forced Labour in Twenty-First-Century Europe

A conference about forced labour March 9–11, 2016, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg

More than almost any other research topic, Nazi forced labour has come to the forefront of scholarship and historical memory work in recent years. Approaches to the experience of forced labour in the memory cultures of Eastern and Western European countries have ranged from acknowledgement to silence, right up to allegations of collaboration. The conference aims to illuminate these perspectives on memory in all their multiplicity and diversity, but also show their national limitations. Furthermore, the conference will focus on the various forms of forced labour and the different groups of forced labourers.

The conference is organised by the Humboldt University in cooperation with the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, the Museum of Work, the Research Centre for Contemporary History in Hamburg and the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation. The conference forms part of the 'Forced Labour and Forgotten Victims: Remembering National Socialist Injustice' programme run by the foundation 'Remembrance, Responsibility and Future', EVZ.´


Confercence languages will be German and English.

Information and Registration: https://www2.hu-berlin.de/forcedlabour/en/