The end of the Second World War in May 1945 is a significant turning point in Europe’s history. However, it did and still does not mean the same to everyone. For some, it marked the beginning of peace and democracy, for others it was a transition to just another totalitarian regime. Thus, its 75th anniversary in 2020 will again raise the question of how to remember it adequately.
In this workshop we reflect on how private memories and young perspectives of the past can contribute to public commemoration encouraging people from different countries to reflect on the legacies of 1945.
By setting up a historical laboratory, the participants explore creative means, which exceed the limits of traditional ways of commemoration in monuments, national celebrations or exhibitions. We want to exploit the full potential of technology to develop an interactive and multi-perspective approach contributing to the commemoration of 1945.
This creative experiment links historical and virtual realities to develop an eCommemoration product.
Image Credits: © Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer