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Enough Reparations Made?

Questions after Six Decades

21 October 2013

Book Presentation and Panel Discussion

Bookcover (detail)

Bookcover (detail)
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21 October 2013, 7 pm


Old Building, ground, Auditorium




Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 488


Carolin Kiel
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 323
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409

To what extent does the responsibility for Nazi crimes affect German society today? Why ever do we expect collectives of descendants to take responsibility for the misdeeds of their ancestors? And if they should do so, how can completion be achieved? Not in the sense of the death of the victim, but one that can be morally and legally justified? And if completion can be achieved, how might it look?

To mark the publication of the anthology "Globalisierung der Wiedergutmachung. Politik, Moral, Moralpolitik" (ed. José Brunner, Constantin Goschler, and Norbert Frei), three experts consider these and other questions that arise after six decades of reparations to victims of Nazi persecution.

Book presentation:
Norbert Frei (Jena Center for 20th Century History at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)

José Brunner (legal scholar at the University of Tel Aviv)
Petra Bahr (cultural representative of the Protestant Church in Germany)
Lutz Niethammer (historian, emeritus professor, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)

Moderation: Constantin Goschler (Chair of Contemporary History at the Ruhr University, Bochum)
Words of welcome: Cilly Kugelmann (program director, Jewish Museum Berlin)

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