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Memories form communities. They define groups towards the outside, but can also exclude others on the inside.

The German culture of remembrance is considered exemplary by many, especially abroad. However, important gaps in memory have become apparent in recent years, especially with regard to the colonial past or the continuity of right-wing extremism and terrorism. Critics accuse the German culture of remembrance of having become a mere ritual and of ignoring social changes.

How has the culture of remembrance changed in recent years? What competing memories exist? Who actually remembers, and who or what is forgotten in the process? These are the questions addressed at the last event in the series “Narrating Memory”.


Mona Brandt is lead game designer at the Berlin-based game developer Paintbucket Games. She studied at the Babelsberg Film University and the Cologne Game Lab, where she researched video games in Holocaust education. Before joining Paintbucket Games, she was project manager of the initiative “Remembering with Games” of the Foundation for Digital Games Culture.

Uffa Jensen is professor of history at Technische Universität Berlin and deputy director of its Centre for Antisemitism Research. His research interests include historical image research and the history of emotions, as well as the history of antisemitism, of German Jews and of psychoanalysis. In 2022, his book on the “Forgotten History of Right-Wing Terrorism in the Federal Republic” was published.

Marcin Wierzchowski is a film director and producer. His documentary “Hanau – A Night and its Consequences”, which came out on the first anniversary of the racist attack in Hanau, reconstructs the events of the night of the crime. It tells the story by letting the survivors and the families of the victims speak. The film was awarded the Grimme Prize in 2022.

Catherine Newmark (host) holds a PhD in philosophy, and was a research assistant at the Institute of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Today she works as a cultural journalist, such as, among other things, as an editor and presenter of the philosophy programme Sein und Streit on Deutschlandfunk Kultur and as a columnist for Zeit Online and Radio Bremen.

Recording of the event
© Catherine Panebianco
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