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Gerhard Richter Exhibition

Gerhard Richter BIRKENAU

In 1944, prisoners secretly photographed the killings in Auschwitz. Gerhard Richter used these photographs in his “Birkenau” series. The pictures will be on permanent display in an exhibition pavilion on the grounds of the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim.

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Commemoration in Auschwitz

“When I was in Birkenau, I thought about my grandma. I was sad and angry.”

“When I was in Birkenau, I thought about my grandma, I imagined her there. I was sad and angry. If we deny ourselves today, we are proving the Nazis right. Then we are betraying our grandparents who survived Auschwitz.” This is how one Sintezza describes her feelings and thoughts during a memorial trip to the Auschwitz memorial in Poland.

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Lothar Kreyssig – a visionary realist

Lothar Kreyssig was born 125 years ago today. Initially a staunch national conservative, he developed into a staunch opponent of National Socialism, Righteous Among the Nations and co-founder of Aktion Sühnezeichen and other initiatives such as Brot für die Welt and MISEREOR. For Joachim Garstecki, he was a “visionary realist”.

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Courage, desperation and solidarity in Odesa

“Our work, our environment and society as a whole have changed since February 24, 2022 and continue to change” – we heard this from all the interlocutors we met in Odesa from April 6 to 9. With our visit we wanted to express our solidarity and support and get an idea of ​​the situation on site by listening to the people.

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