Philipp Neumann-Thein (Weimar): Buchenwald. History, meaning, value, perception and presence of an international place of remembrance

This lecture deals with the origins and development of the Buchenwald Memorial since the end of the 1940s as well as with current and future challenges in the context of the National Socialist concentration camp (1937-1945) and the Soviet Special Camp No. 2 (1945-1950). Spatial-structural and monument preservation aspects will be addressed as well as institutional, remembrance-cultural and remembrance-political aspects.

Philipp Neumann-Thein has been Deputy Director of the Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora since 2018. He studied modern and contemporary history, economic and social history and political science in Jena and Siena (M.A.), 2003-2005 academic traineeship at the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation; since 2005 doctoral project on the history of the International Committee Buchenwald-Dora and Commandos (IKBD); 2009-2017 Personal Assistant to the Foundation Director and Head of the Press and Public Relations Department of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation.

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