This concerns me!

The project “Das geht mich ja was an!” [This concerns me!] invites police officers and employees of law enforcement institutions to deal with social crimes under National Socialism against the background of their own professional experience.

In the permanent exhibition of Münster's educational institution “Villa ten Hompel”, there is a dialog to address the political framework conditions, social-dynamic processes and personal motives that made the crimes of state institutions possible and what characterized the attempts to come to terms with them after 1945.

Connecting historical value judgments with occupation-specific orientation needs

The seminars are designed to foster an awareness of history and the present that allows people to reflect anew on their own professional function and personal responsibility in the exercise of executive and judicial power in highly hierarchized institutions. The focus is on antisemitic, racist, antigypsy and antiqueer ways of thinking and behaving. In order to address the orientation and discussion needs of police and law enforcement groups more systematically and appropriately in the future, tried and tested concepts are being further developed or newly developed in a self-critical way for this purpose. The participative and modular seminars take place in person as well as hybrid and are evaluated intensively.

Villa ten Hompel as a historical place of learning

The former villa of Münster's manufacturing family ten Hompel was the command center of the order police during the National Socialist era; after 1945, applications for denazification and compensation were processed there. This history of the house allows a study of institutional-state action under National Socialism and in the (West) German post-war period, always related to the historical site.

Data Sheet

Project partners:

Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei (DHPOL)
Justizakademie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Duration: 15.10.2021 until 31.12.2022

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