In this video, Dr. Jenny Wüstenberg’s research interest focuses on how grassroots movements and activists drive the commemoration of the past in Germany. She looks at the inter-generational transformation of memory culture in Germany and new approaches have been generated also by grassroots initiatives. In this context, Wüstenberg highlights the significance of locally based attempts to better understand history and to provide an interpretative framework for addressing past injustices. Conversely, she depicts how – under ideological auspices – the memory of the Third Reich and the Holocaust is currently being re-interpreted by the far right in Germany
This interview is part of the www.MemoryPolitics.ca activities: the project “European and North American Perspectives on Commemorating and Addressing Past Injustices” is co-funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Ottawa and the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics” is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.