Symposium

You Tell Us Stories. Why?

The Legacy of 20th-Century Catastrophes

This event took place online on Saturday 2 May.

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Never again Auschwitz: that was the thought after the horrors of the Shoah became public knowledge. But the Gulag was still there. In Rwanda and Srebrenica, the horror of genocide returned. And now, still, people are displaced, locked into camps or murdered because of their ethnicity, political beliefs or faith. Have we learned nothing from all the moving stories and witness accounts? What is the value of remembering and commemoration? What will our future look like if we forget the lessons of the past?

Watch the stories of Marian Turski and Jacqueline Murekatete on our YouTube channel.