MEMO Youth Study 2023

With "MEMO Germany - Multidimensional Memory Monitor", the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence Bielefeld (IKG) has been researching since 2018 what, how and for what citizens of Germany historically remember. The aim is an empirical documentation of the culture of remembrance prevailing in Germany, recorded in the form of a representative opinion survey addressed to a cross-section of the population. The MEMO Youth Study 2023 is the most comprehensive study of its kind and expands the previous five MEMO surveys (2018-2022) to include the focus group of young adults: the future bearers of memory culture.

Figure from the Youth study

  • 63%

    of young adults say they have dealt intensively with National Socialism (source: MEMO Youth Study 2023)

MEMO Youth Study 2023

Video about the MEMO Youth Study


MEMO Youth Study 2023: How do young people remember National Socialism? 

How, what and in which ways do young people in Germany remember National Socialism? How do they perceive discrimination and remembrance culture today? The MEMO Youth Study 2023, conducted by Bielefeld University and funded by the Foundation EVZ, expands the previous five MEMO surveys (2018-2022) with the focus group young adults. The video provides insights into selected results of the study. The video with english subtitles can be found on YouTube.

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Corinna Jentzsch

Senior Project Manager

Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-26

Katrin Kowark

Head of Communications

Tel.: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-24

Head of Project at IKG Institute

Michael Papendick, Project Manager for the IKG/FGZ study at Institute IKG (Intitut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung, IKG) Bielefeld