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25 January 2011

Mothers from Berlin’s Neukölln District in the Tracks of History


Heads of two women look over the concrete stelae (field of stelae)

Makfirete Bakalli and Emine Elci visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
© Action Reconciliation Service for Peace

When

25 January 2011, 7.30 pm

Where

Old Building, second level, Great Hall

Admission

free with tickets (available at the cash desk)

Ticket reservation

Tel. +49 (0)30 259 93 488
reservierung[at]jmberlin.de

Contact

Birgitta Schmidt
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 497
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330
b.schmidt[at]jmberlin.de

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).

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