27 February 2024
“The Complex Legacy of WWII Persecution: Reflections on Justice and Remembrance”
The legacy of World War II continues to shape societies and individuals around the world. The persecution and atrocities committed during the war, along with the ongoing effects of the conflict, have had a profound impact on global history and the ways in which the war is remembered and represented.
This conference aims to explore the various ways in which societies and individuals have sought to address the harms caused throughout World War II, including through transitional justice, reparations and compensation, restitution, and postwar legislation concerning the memory of persecution and conviction for Nazi crimes.
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27 February 2024
Doors will open at 13:30, allowing time to grab a cup of coffee or tea before taking a seat.
A brief overview of the conference’s objectives and themes.
Rémi Praud, Managing Director, LRE Foundation
This keynote speech will delve into the challenges in achieving justice and accountability for the persecution and atrocities committed during World War II. It will explore Germany’s post-war responsibilities, including political and educational efforts, and delve into justice processes, denazification, compensation, and the effectiveness of remembrance culture today and in the future.
Dietmar Nietan, Member of the German Bundestag, Coordinator of German-Polish Cooperation
In this panel discussion, the speakers will explore the challenges and opportunities of pursuing transitional justice, repairment, restitution, and legislation concerning the memory of persecution, in the aftermaths of WWII. The panelists will provide insights on the key issues and debates related to these topics, as well as examples.
Keith Lowe, Author and Historian
Dr Andrea Despot, CEO, Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) Foundation (Berlin, Germany)
Dr Dominika Uczkiewicz, Assistant Professor, Center for Research on Totalitarianisms of the Pilecki Institute (Warsaw, Poland)
Dr Carlo Gentile, Historian, Martin Buber Institute for Judaism, University of Cologne (Germany)
Anne Webber, Co-Chair, Commission for Looted Art in Europe (London, United Kingdom)
A 30 minutes break to grab a cup of coffee or tea
An intimate dialogue with Mala Tribich MBE, offering a personal account of surviving the Holocaust, and the significance of memory preservation and transmission.
Mala Tribich MBE, Holocaust Survivor
Sharon Buenos, Global Director, Zikaron BaSalon
Meet the high-level speakers who will be part of the LRE Conference 2024
Altes Kurhaus, Aachen
The LRE Foundation has been supported by the National Fund for Peace, Freedom and Veteran Care (vfonds) in the Netherlands since 2012. The vfonds is a strategic partner of the Foundation since, for many projects.
The LRE Conference 2024 is part of a series of initiatives organised under the umbrella youth project ” Persecution Through their Eyes” funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme of the European Union.