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Join us for a conversation on "Memory, Participation, Resistance: The Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum"   by Dr. Birgit Hebel-Bauridl, American Studies University of Regensburg.


This lecture examines the dynamics of memory, space, and encounter at a former concentration camp in Bavaria. What is now the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum has been put to multiple uses since its liberation in 1945, initially as a camp for displaced persons immediately post-war, as a memorial site for different populations imprisoned there, and most recently as a venue for workshops geared to young migrants and refugees. Dr. Bauridl unpacks how practices of resistance to an oppressive past and efforts to construct a socially just present take shape in a complex and layered site of public memory.


Sponsored By:

Leibniz Science Campus "Europe and America in the Modern World" (University of Regensburg and the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)
and the following units at the University of Kansas:

  • Max Kade Center for German American Studies
  • Department of American Studies
  • Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies
  • Department of History
  • Jewish Studies Program
  • Museum Studies Program
  • Center for Global and International Studies 
  • Beatrice Levine

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