A meeting of organisers of the Polish-German-French project „Remembering together - for creating future" took place in Göttingen on 13-16 December. The project is a tri-national exchange between Poland, France and Germany, which will focus on historical education. This initiative is the result of cooperation between the Friedland Museum, the International Federation in Göttingen, the Camp des Milles Foundation and the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe.
Ten participants from each of the three countries will meet three times in 2022 and will work together on the central theme of the project „Remembering together - for creating future". The individual meetings will focus on: History and its impact on memory at the local level, as well as the migrations and escapes that have taken place in Europe in the last century up to the present day. These themes are reflected in the activities of the memorial sites in Krzyżowa, Friedland and Les Milles. The aim of the project is to analyse history together from many perspectives and to derive actions for the future from this.
During the meeting in Göttingen, the current pandemic situation was discussed, the different phases of the exchange were planned and a concrete programme for the first meeting in January was drawn up. A great advantage of the Göttingen meeting was the possibility to visit the exchange facilities (accommodation and seminar rooms) and to visit the Friedland transitional camp and the museum created on its premises to present the history of the place.
Unfortunately, the partners from France could not be present during the meeting due to the current pandemic situation, but they participated in the discussions via the internet.
The project is funded by the Polish-German Youth Cooperation and the German-French Youth Cooperation.