A new website for the journal Testimony Between History and MemoryRecent issues of our journal are gradually published online on Revues.org: temoigner.revues.org.
Inauguration of the square Paul HalterThe square Paul Halter was inaugurated on 6 October in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Brussels).
Award ceremony of the Auschwitz Foundation Prizes 2014-2015 The annual award ceremony for the Auschwitz Foundation Prizes took place at the Brussels City Hall on 8 October.
Paving 31 memory cobblestones: 3 and 4 November 2015 The association for the memory of the Shoah (AMS) will proceed to pave 31 memory cobblestones, 3 of which were commissioned by the Auschwitz Foundation (Maria Laja Kruszel, Icek [Jacques] Kruszel and Gela [Catherine] Calka).The activity will take place on Tuesday 3 November in Brussels and Wednesday 4 in Brussels and Liège.
Annual CompetitionThe Auschwitz Foundation organizes an annual competition for third grade students in secondary school. Any Belgian school is welcome to participate in the project irrespective of the educational network or method. This year's theme is “Human/Trade/Value?”The application form for 2015-2016 is now available.
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Study trip 2016 to Auschwitz-BirkenauThe Auschwitz Foundation organizes a study trip from Monday 28 March to Friday 1 April.
Study trip: “On the traces of the Shoah in Poland”: Summer 2016 The Auschwitz Foundation is proposing a new study trip, parallel with its annual trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. From 11 to 18 July 2016 in French and from 15 to 22 August in Dutch.
Collection “Between History and Memory” Just published:- Sonderkommando et Arbeitsjuden. Les travailleurs forcés de la mort [Sonderkommando and Arbeitsjuden. Forced death workers], 2015, 255 p. (no. 11)
The Friends of the Fortress of Breendonk
On 8 May 2015, a group of volunteers founded a new non-profit association. This association seeks to assist the National Memorial of the Fortress of Breendonk in meeting its goals and to help conserve and promote the unique historic site of Breendonk, one of the best preserved Nazi concentration camps in Europe.
Forum “Close Encounters in War”Close Encounters in War is a public forum where all those who are interested in the human experience of war are invited to join a public discussion and contribute both new and old thoughts on the cultural aspects of armed conflict.War is not just about military strategy, it is about human and cultural experiences and more often than not it involves close encounters with enemies that are different. They can be from a different country, from a different cultural background, they can speak a different language or have a different ideology, or religion.On the website, visitors will find posts, articles and interviews by different people, from established academics and early career researchers, to veterans, practitioners and people who want to contribute their thoughts to the discussion.
“Eda Records: sauvegarde et redécouverte du XXe siècle polonais” [Eda Records: conserving and rediscovering the Polish twentieth century] by Jean-Luc Caron This exceptional series, “Poland abroad”, casts a new light on Polish music from the first half of the twentieth century.More info(Information published as part of the partnership between the Auschwitz Foundation and Res Musica)
“ ‘La figure du tyran’: réussite d’une nouvelle série sous la direction d’Amaury du Closel” [“The figure of the tyrant”: a remarkable new series directed by Amaury du Closel] by Nicolas Mesnier-Nature Could this be the first album of a new series? The title ‘Suppressed Music Series’ on the cd-box suggests just that. The ensemble Voix étouffées was founded in 2005 by Amaury du Closel and specializes in music composed by victims of Nazism. Emperor of Atlantis, a piece Viktor Ullmann staged only a few months before his death in Theresienstadt, was performed recently in Dijon, Nanterre and Paris. It is an impressive testimony and telling indictment of war and warfare.More info(Information published as part of the partnership between the Auschwitz Foundation and Res Musica)
Drancy-Auschwitz 1942-1944. Jews from Belgium, deported via France Drancy-Auschwitz follows in the tracks of Jews from Belgium who were imprisoned in France. Between 1942 and 1944, at least 5700 of them were deported from Drancy and some 150 from other French internment camps. Hardly anyone came back in 1945. Drancy-Auschwitz tells the story, names the names, shows the portraits. Not less than 4177 retrieved photos, all recovered by the Kazerne Dossin research team, are published.
Drancy-Auschwitz is a new milestone in the history of the persecution of the Belgian Jews, this time from a French perspective. The book is the result of a collaboration with the ‘Mémorial de la Shoah’ in Paris.Herman Van Goethem, Patricia Ramet (eds.), Joden uit België, gedeporteerd via Frankrijk. Juifs de Belgique, déportés via la France. Jews from Belgium, deported via France, Brussel, ASP, 397 p.More info (in French - in Dutch)
Exhibition ‘Bande dessinée et immigrations: un siècle d'histoire(s)’ [Comic books and immigration: a century of (hi)stories] at the Centre du Patrimoine Arménien in Valence
From its origins, the genre of the comic is closely connected to the history of migration. The current exhibition, held by the Musée national de l’immigration, brings emblematic figures of the ninth art to the attention and relates them to the topic of exile. From the American comic book to contemporary autofiction: the genre uses many different languages to tell a universal story.
From 9 October to 31 December 2015.More info
Franco-German traveling exhibition ‘Bientôt la liberté nous reviendra’ [Soon we will be free again] in Luxemburg The ending of the Natzweiler camp was not unambiguous: on 25 november 1944, American soldiers discover the first concentration camp on the Western front: Natzweiler-Struthof. Beyond the barb wire, a crushing silence. Not a single deportee to be found. All are evacuated by the Nazis. The exhausted prisoners have a long journey to go before they will be free.The exhibition will take place at the Centre de documentation et de recherche sur l'enrôlement forcé du Luxembourg, from 9 October to 8 November 2015.More info (full program and locations)
Website of the Centre de documentation et de recherche sur l'enrôlement forcé du Luxembourg
Exhibition “70 ans / 70 oeuvres” [70 years / 70 works] at the Struthof70 years after the end of the camps, various artists occupy the site of the concentration camp of Natzweiler-Struthof. They are Roger Dale and his students of the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR), Angélique Bègue and Annick Monnier, and also Seiji Kimoto.Until 23 December 2015.More info
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