Symposium: "Remembrance of the Second World War 70 years later." Winners, losers, perpetrators, victims, bystanders"
International symposium of European institutions dealing with the history of the 20th century. century
The fourth symposium (European Remembrance) of European memory entitled “Remembrance of the Second World War 70 years later. Winners, losers, perpetrators, victims, observers” was held in Vienna from 11 until 13 May 2015 years. This event brought together more than 200 representatives from 120 institutions dealing with the history of the 20th century. century. Members of the Center for History, Democracy and Reconciliation attended the symposium.
The symposium was opened by Professor Jan Riedl from the European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity. The second day of the meeting was opened by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer.
Among the speakers at this gathering were representatives from Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria and other European countries.
One of the important topics of this symposium was the need to remember the past and study history in order to avoid similar mistakes in the future.
Another important topic was the role of witnesses in history, that is, people who were present during the events, but did not actively participate in them.
Participants also discussed how the memory of World War II differs in different countries and cultures.
CHDR representatives, Professor Dr. Darko Gavrilović and Vladimir Pavlov , provincial secretary for science and technological development, had the opportunity to meet with the Austrian president and senior representatives of ENRS . The conversation analyzed the possibilities of achieving academic cooperation.
Project manager Jovana Mastilović presented the work of the Center for History, Democracy and Reconciliation to a wide audience.
The European Remembrance Symposium brought together representatives from different countries with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of remembering the past and studying history. in order to avoid similar mistakes in the future. It also provided an opportunity to establish new international partnerships and cooperation in the field of history.