Monday, April 14, 2008

I had heard about this project, but only now did I search and find more information about it. This seems to be a very worthy way of honoring the remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. It might be a good idea to launch the initiative in more European countries, and to make other thematic train-exhibitions in the future, such as one on the persecution of Sinti and Roma, or one about famous artists, scientists and others who were deported to their death in Germany or Poland. When it comes to dealing with the years 1933-45/1939-45 several European countries could learn a thing or two from ( some of ) the Germans. In no other language is there such a beautiful and comprehensive word for dealing or coming to terms with one's past as in German: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung.

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