25 January 2011
Mothers from Berlin’s Neukölln District in the Tracks of History
25 January 2011, 7.30 pm
Old Building, second level, Great Hall
free with tickets (available at the cash desk)
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In publishing the book "Unsere Geschichten – Eure Geschichte? – Neuköllner Stadtteilmütter und ihre Auseinandersetzung mit dem Nationalsozialismus" (Our stories – your history? Mothers from Berlin’s Neukölln district and their thoughts on Nazism," 14 immigrants and the "Action Reconciliation Service for Peace" (ARSP) have broken new ground. Women of Turkish, Kurdish, Kosovan, and Polish origin reflect in a very personal manner on their encounters with survivors of Nazism and relatives of Nazi perpetrators – and they consider them in the context of their own experiences of escape and migration as well as of their everyday life in Berlin Neukölln.
Three lady authors – Emine Elçi, Regina Cysewski und Makfirete Bakalli – first read from their contributions and then talk to Katrin Göring-Eckhardt, vice president of the German Federal Parliament (Green Party), the political scientist Elke Gryglewski, and Jutta Weduwen (ARSP). Moderated by: Heike Kleffner (ARSP).