13 May

Munich History Lecture: On the German culture of remembrance and its enemies

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

13 May 2024


Main building (room M 118) Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

© Historisches Seminar, LMU

Attacks from two sides: On the German “culture of remembrance” and its enemies

The emergence of a self-critical way to deal with Germany’s National Socialist past has been an arduous process spanning decades – a process repeatedly punctuated by scandals, yet also a constituent element in the development of our liberal democracy.

In recent years, however, this supposedly well-established ethic of remembrance has been exposed to growing and resurgent attacks. Having initially come above all from the right, these attacks are now also emanating from the post-colonial side. Is the Great Forgetting a real danger?

Speaker: Professor Norbert Frei (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

Introduction: Professor Michael Brenner (LMU)

This event is part of the Munich History Lecture series.

The lecture will be held in German. For more information, please visit the Historisches Seminar website.

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