Resistance, Memory Politics and the Presence of War

Workshop on Multiperspectivity in the Remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The aim of the project Multi-Perspective Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary Europe (short: MuRem) – coordinated by the Berlin-based NGO Minor – 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. Therefore, we bring together representatives from different European institutions in the field of Holocaust Education and Remembrance in workshops and online events.

The focus of our workshop in Warsaw, is on multiperspectivity in the context of the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and in the shadow of the war in Ukraine. Together with local Holocaust educators and participants from around Europe we approach the following subjects:

  • Possible new perspectives on the history/remembrance of the Holocaust in the context of the remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in past and present
  • The remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Ukraine, and in the context of current forms of persecution and discrimination
  • Possibles influences of the war in Ukraine on educational work on the Holocaust


Wednesday, May 10th, 4pm: Input from local experts followed by a welcome dinner.

Thursday, May 11th: Visit of the exhibition Around Us a Sea of Fire. The Fate of Jewish Civilians During the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at the POLIN Museum; Guided tour of the former Jewish Ghetto. Our focus is also on the meta level to learn more about the current challenges, methods and concepts of local educators. Evening is at free disposal.

Friday, May 12th: Discussion on European perspectives and experiences. Participants are invited to share their practical experiences in comparison to approaches we met in Warsaw. End of the workshop at 12 pm

If you would like to share your experiences, especially with projects focusing on resistance, memory politics or in dealing with the current war in Ukraine, please feel free to contact us.

You will receive a detailed program during the next weeks.

Warsaw 1939/2019. Film Still from „Escape to Vilnius – The Journalist Train“, Schuldenberg Films, 2019. © Minor


10.05.2023: 4 pm – 9 pm
11.05.2023: 9 am – 6 pm
12.05.2023: 9 am – 12 pm


POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Mordechaja Anielewicza 6
00-157 Warsaw


Anna Hampel

Preliminary Program:

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This event takes place within the framework of the project Multiperspective Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary Europe (MuRem).

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