Some press articles were released in the last days, Although all in German, we would like to present them here also.
screenshot of short TV- clip
The film made by the workshop will soon be sent to you on a DVD and will be presented also on our vimeo channel (this will take some time, sorry for that!) Also there is a TV report including short interviews with the Polish and Italian students (from the interview- and the video-workshop when they were at Bullenhuser Damm with Ytzhak Reichenbaum). Unfortunately this isn´t presented online.
Hamburg Journal (TV)
NDR Radio (from 0:15:00)
Balloons for the children of Bullenhuser Damm
The commemoration ceremony on 2015 April 20th
Yesterday the commemoration ceremony for the children of Bullenhuser Damm took place in the school gym in Bullenhuser Damm – on the 70th day of their death. Relatives of the children from all over the world were attending – from USA, Israel, Italy, France, Germany. This year our Youth Meeting Project had the possibility to be a part of the ceremony – with a film (well done, Workshop V!), with poems, a speech, balloons and a minute of silence (ideas and realisation by Workshop II – you were great onstage), with an handout about how remembrance might look in the future (Workshop III) and many more. Also our young people asked family members to plant roses together with them in the Memorial´s rosegarden. For us, the organisators, it was a great final point of our project and we are so pleased to see how everyone was making friends. With some photos of yesterday I would like to thank everyone participated in this project – knowing about what happened in the past will make a difference for a better future.
Marc Alain Grumelin, the brother of Eleonora and Roman Witonski, plants a rose with the students from Poland
Family members of Marek James planting a rose with German students
discussions in the workshops
End-of-the-day-presentation. What have we done today?
Some more impressions from the workshops – saturday and sunday in Neuengamme concentration camp Memorial. Workshop 1: interviews with family members and participants; Workshop 2: planning to participate in the commemoration ceremony; Workshop 3: Handling history; Workshop 4: Remembrance and the Internet; Workshop 5: Documentation: A Video Workshop
Researching and planning
doing self-guided tours in international teams to get familiar with the Memorial on saturday morning
Only one week left until we all meet in Hamburg. We are excited – and very busy preparing the workshops and organising the meeting. We hope that your journey to Germany will be a good one! We are looking forward to meet you all next Thursday evening in Hamburg for a first get-together to get to know you all.
The forecast is promising good weather: sunny and up to 19 degrees. Lets hope it will be right like that!
On his Facebook and on his Twitter page, the mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, mentioned the interview he was giving to the German students of the Youth Project. Please have a look:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olafscholz/photos/a.116598989310.95419.104145414310/10153419486979311
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlafScholz/status/580445744676642816
photo: Pressestelle des Senats
Students in Messina keep asking about the others? where is everybody?
Here is a photo of the meeting with Andra and Tatiana Bucci in Messina. This meeting took place on January 12 in a local Comprehensive school. Only seven students of the group were present. Giulia is the girl between Tatiana and Andra Bucci.
Right behind Andra there is Serena, very difficult tont oo see and next to her Sarah. Alberto is next to her but behind Emilio. Giovanni is in front of him and next to him there is Gabry.
Since November 2014 15 pupils from Fritz-Schumacher-Schule in Hamburg are engaged with the history of the crime at Bullenhuser Damm during the Nazi Regime.
The school is associated for several years with the museum at Bullenhuser Damm and therefore we are glad to participate at the youth exchange project in April.
After an introduction to the history of the crime the pupils developed own questions and chose their research subjects autonomously.
A groups of four boys is concerned with selected perpetrators, two girls are researching on the medical experiments on 20 children. A further group of two boys has decided to work on the living conditions of the children in the barrack in the concentration camp Neuengamme.
Furthermore the other pupils will interview some Hamburg residents to find out how the remembrance of the crime is maintained in Hamburg. Special highlights will be interviews with the mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, and the Hamburg Secretary of Education, Ties Rabe.
We are looking forward to present our results and to the presentations of the other groups.