18th East-West-European Memorial Seminar Kreisau
25./26. March 2021

 The virtual remembrance
Memorial work and digital media


Remembering and teaching history online - what is possible virtually and what is not? Museums, memorial sites and contemporary witness projects in Eastern and Western Europe have long presented themselves online - but the pandemic is forcing many to move their multifaceted offerings completely online: Exhibitions, events, documentation and publications, workshops and discussion formats. What does this mean for historical and political remembrance work? How do methods, exchange and knowledge change when real encounters are not possible? What opportunities are offered by online communication, which target groups are opened up in a new way - and who cannot or does not want to participate in virtual formats?

This year's "Ways of Freedom" took place on 18 July in an unusual, although typical of the current pandemic situation, online format. The project was implemented with the support of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation by the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim and the Krzyżowa Foundation. About 25 people from Poland and Germany took part in the several-hour-long online meeting - participants of previous editions of the project, but also other teachers, volunteers, people working for Polish-German organisations.

We invite you to Krzyżowa and to visit our historic property. During the holiday season we have prepared a special offer of guided tours in Polish for our guests.

Details of the offer:

What? Guided tours along the Foundation's grounds in Polish (45-60 minutes)

For whom? Group of maximum 6 people (minimum 1 person :))

When? Only on weekends, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Price? 50 PLN for a guided tour from the group

How long do you have to wait for a guide? The guide will be at your disposal within 30 minutes of ordering a guided tour!

An annual meeting of Krzyżowa's Friends should take place in Krzyżowa during the weekend of Pentecost (30-31.06.2020). Unfortunately, like many other meetings and projects, this also had to be canceled.

However, we encourage you to listen to the report about the meeting on Pentecost. The broadcast (approx. 25 minutes) was broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur on 1 June at 7:05 am. The reportage was attended by, among others Dominik Kretschmann - head of the Memorial Site of the Krzyżowa Foundation.

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