Multiperspective Approaches in Holocaust Remembrance

Insights from the Practice of European Holocaust Education and Exhibitions

How can the Holocaust be exhibited and educated alongside other historical and contemporary human rights and discrimination topics? What are the similarities in the challenges and approaches in different European contexts, and how do they differ? At our online event, we discuss these questions on the basis of practical examples from various European countries.

The event is part of the project „Multi-Perspective Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary Europe“ (short: MuRem). The goal is to build a network and strengthen multiperspectivity and interdisciplinarity in European Holocaust Education by taking into account the diversity of memory cultures and their consequences for the present.

Representatives of Holocaust Education institutions in Poland, France, Belgium and Norway give insights into their practical experiences with multiperspectivity. In dialogue with Hubert Strouk (Mémorial de la Shoah), Katarzyna Kulińska (POLIN museum) explains, how the Holocaust Education at POLIN museum touches the contemporary refugee situation. Isabelle Diependaele (Kazerne Dossin) addresses the question of multiperspectivity from the exhibition perspective in dialogue with Elise Grimsrud Christensen (Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies). They talk about their educational experiences with special exhibitions on human rights and discrimination alongside main exhibitions on the Holocaust.

We then present and launch a European survey on multiperspectivity in Holocaust education. The goal of the survey is to gain an insight into different approaches to addressing the various current challenges of Holocaust remembrance and education in Europe. The survey is also supposed to give a better idea of what multiperspectivity could mean in different contexts and whether and how this approach is implemented.

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The MuRem network partners during the kick-off-workshop, 2022. © Minor




Anna Hampel

This event takes place as part of the MuReM project.

The project is funded by the European Union within the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV).