More than twenty million people were exploited and enslaved as forced laborers under National Socialism. The victims came from many different European countries.
It was not only large companies in war-related sectors that profited from forced labor, but also small workshops and agricultural businesses. The victims came from many different European countries. In communicative memory, the fates and the immense significance of this National Socialist injustice have never really been anchored in its European perspective.
With new approaches – e.g. immersive digital elements – the perspective of the victims can be experienced in a new and, above all, emotional way. The relics already available in the archives – interviews with historical eyewitnesses, photographs, documents – are used and integrated into new settings. The result will be a freely accessible network of digital remembrance spaces.
Local history initiatives work with young people in small teams on site. 360-degree photographs form the spaces where the stories and characters are anchored and explained. Linked together, they invite us to embark on a journey to an important but also painful chapter in the culture of European remembrance.
As an institution of political adult education, the EAB has decades of experience in the conception and implementation of international projects. Target groups are multipliers, the interested public and young people in particular. The work of the EAB is financed by project funds and also by institutional funding from the Federal State of Berlin.
Centre européen Robert Schuman
Stiftung Kreisau für Europäische Verständigung
Funding countries: Germany, France, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 01.11.2021 until 31.12.2022