9th European History Forum: Hidden Remembrance?



In May 2020 the 9th European History Forum took place as a fishbowl talk on the internet. The conference was dedicated to the topic "Hidden Memory? Women in the Second World War in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Role models, experiences of violence, taboos".

Impressions of 18.05.2020: Fishbowl - Women in World War II

The aim of this year's forum was to initiate an analysis of war and post-war history, examining the role played by women from all countries that participated directly or indirectly in the war. Scientists from Central, South and South-East Europe came together from Central, South and Southeast Europe came together in two fish tanks to exchange different perspectives on the topic.

Impressions of 19.05.2020: Closed Working Groups - Women in the Second World War in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

On the second day of the European History Forum, four closed group discussions were held with participants from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The aim of the discussions was to contribute to the deconstruction of the myths of heroines and their memory.


The forum was recorded and documented and can be accessed on this overview site, which puts together a variety of relevant background material.

About the "European History Forum"

The initiative "European History Forum", jointly launched by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and its Russian partner, the Academic Information Centre Memorial, aims to give young historians, museum staff, media and non-governmental organisations from Eastern, South-Eastern and Western Europe in particular the opportunity for exchange. In this way, a pan-European discourse on cultures of remembrance and politics of history is to be promoted. At the same time, the forum is aimed at all those who, professionally, voluntarily or privately, critically deal with the history of the 20th century and its mediation.



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