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17 January 2011

"Du Opfer… !" (You victim… !)

The Term "Victim": Past and Present


Graffiti on Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg
© Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future", photo: Veronika Sellner


17 January 2011, 6 pm


Old Building, ground level, Auditorium



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Birgitta Schmidt
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The term "victim" in the press refers to people who are injured or killed through acts of violence or disasters. During the Nazi era, people became victims of injustice. Anyone insulted as "victim" in today’s playgrounds is a "loser." How the term has changed in meaning and the contradictions this has led to will be discussed by the sociologist Norbert Dittmar, the political scientist Anne Goldenbogen, the historian Constantin Goschler, and the Iranian expert in comparative religion Mohsen Mirmehdi. The journalist Doris Akrap will moderate the discussion.

Organized in cooperation with the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future."

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