About the local hosting organizationRemembering the Second World War differs in different countries. Russia and Germany serve as good examples. These different, and sometimes opposing, cultures and politics of remembrance are based on differing terms and concepts. Using them without the awareness that the other might not understand the meaning of a certain word or understand it completely differently bears potential for conflict. Bringing young people from Russia and Germany together in Berlin, a city which contains diverse traces of different cultures of remembrance will enable us to identify terms and concepts which take prominent places when we talk about the Second World War. Together we will figure out their meanings, explain it to each other and try to develop common definitions
About the volunteer workThe main task of the project is the exchange about ways in which the Second World War is communicated in our countries. While discovering the remembrance landscape in Berlin and around we will identify crucial terms and concepts which are essential for a mutual understanding. After identifying them we will try to understand their meanings by putting them into context. Where understandings differ according to our backgrounds we will try to find suggestions for a common definition. The results will be collected in a dictionary which will be available online and offline.
Local accommodationSimple hostel, self-catering
About the project locationBerlin