"Why do we need a critical reminder of National Socialism today?"

Invitation to the lecture series in Spremberg/Grodk as part of the Science Year 2024 on the topic of "Freedom" Why we need a critical culture of remembrance for our future - a joint series of events by the BTU Presence Office of the State of Brandenburg and the town of Spremberg/Grodk

Almost 80 years after the liberation from National Socialism, the question arises as to why the memory of this period is still important. Not only was the GDR one of three successor societies to the Nazi state, the after-effects of which are unmistakable to the present day. Many aspects of political life, education, health and justice or the public handling of the past in the Federal Republic can only be understood against the background of the unprecedented Nazi terror and its millions of victims. The lecture is dedicated to the question of why it is still necessary to deal critically with this period in the sense of a deliberate "self-disturbance" (Volkhard Knigge).

Dr. Enrico Heitzer is a research associate for the "Soviet Special Camp" at the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum / Brandenburg Memorials Foundation. He studied history and political science and was a scholarship holder of the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the German Historical Institute Washington. He completed his doctoral studies in 2014.

Moderation: Michael Apel, Spremberg/Grodk

The lecture will take place at Spreekino Spremberg/Grodk from 5:30 - 7 pm. A 40 to max. 45-minute lecture is planned, followed by three quarters of an hour of discussion.

The event is free of charge.

All lectures will be recorded and published on the website. https://www.praesenzstelle-spremberg.de/wissenschaftsjahr

The lecture series will be accompanied by the Berlin Wall Foundation, Prof. Dr. Axel Klausmeier, Director and honorary professor at BTU. The project is part of the Science Year 2024 - Freedom and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Registration for the lecture

Am Markt 5, 03130 Spremberg

Contact us

Dr. phil. Marita Müller
HVP S 4 Präsenzstellen
T +49 (0) 355 69-3206
Dr. Enrico Heitzer @ Cordelia Schlegelmilch