Where German, Polish, Ukrainian and Israeli history meet
Cultures of remembering and historiographies compared
10 day excursion to Wrocław (Poland) and Lviv (Ukraine) for university students from Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Israel
November 22nd to December 1st 2010
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Wrocław in Poland and Lviv in Ukraine are two cities where German, Polish, Ukrainian and Israeli/Jewish history meet.
The tyrannies of the National Socialism and Communism had great impact on the lives of millions of people all over Europe. The consequences of the crimes against humanity, the war and the devastation reach up to the present day.
The main interest during the project will be to see how the different German, Polish, Ukrainian and Israeli societies handle the memories of people who suffered from the war and the shift of borders of 1945 back then and today.
What are the differences in the cultural memories and how could the four nations approach?
A group of 32 university students from Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Israel will go on an expedition to Wrocław and Lviv to trace back the history of these two cities before WW II and the shift of borders in 1945 which made them change nationality and therefore identity.
ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Lecture and discussion forums:
Forced migration and genocide as a consequence of WWII: an overall perspective
1989: A change in the perspective of history
Transnational history: a challenge for historiography
Participants presentations: “What do I know about forced migration and genocide in WW II?”
Exploration of Wroclaw and Lviv
Visit of synagoge and Jewish cemetery
Traces of ‘Lwów’ in Wrocław
Visit of city archive
Meeting with representatives of the German community
Meeting with representatives of Jewish community in Lviv
Polish traces in Lviv
Compilation of a project brochure
22.- 24.11.2010: Krzyżowa
25. + 26. 11. 2010: Wrocław
27. 11 – 01.12.2010: Lviv
WHO CAN APPLY:
University students with background in social sciences or who are interested in the topic in general from Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Israel. You can apply as a group or individually.
The places are restricted to 8 students per country.
(includes accommodation and full board, visa and trip from Wrocław to Lviv. Travel costs to Wrocławand from Lviv back home will be reimbursed to 70 %)
Germany: 150 EUR
Poland: 65 EUR
Ukraine: 40 EUR
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply please fill out this application form