|Resources for Children of Holocaust Survivors|
|Children of Survivors & Children of Perpetrators|
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Sidney Chafetz exhibit April 1 - 30, 1999 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
“Encounters between descendants of Nazi perpetrators and descendants of Holocaust survivors.” Psychiatry 58: 3 (1995): 225–245
“Zwischen Tradierung und Konfliktvermittlung: Über den Umgang mit problematischen Aneignungsformen der NS-Geschichte in multikulturellen Schulklassen.” In Erziehung nach Auschwitz in der Multikulturellen Gesellschaft, eds. B. Fechler, G. Kössler and T. Lieberz-Gross. Juventa, 2000.
Fechler, Bernd; Kössler, Gottfried.
“Lerntag oder Gedenktag? Der pädagogische Umgang mit der Erinnerung an den Holocaust heute.” In 27.Januar--Lerntag oder Gedenktag? Anregungen zur pädagogischen Gestaltung des “Tages des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus,” eds. G. Kössler and G. Steffens. Fritz Bauer Institut: Pädagogische Materialien Nr. 6, 1999
San Jose Mercury News (San Jose) April 1997, by Ken Garfield.
Green, Lisa. 1992.
"The Jewish/German Dance Theatre." Contact Quarterly 17 (Winter):26-28. Translated in German: 1989. "Jewish German Dance Theatre: Jenseits der Sprachlosigkeit." Tanz Aktuell 6:20-21.
"Belastete Begegnung: "Es liegt nicht an uns, unsere Eltern zu versöhnen" ["Weighty Encounter: 'It Isn't Up to Us to Reconcile Our Parents'."] Neue illustrierte Welt (Vienna), August/September 1995, page 17.
"1999--Unterwegs." In Was bleibt von der Vergangenheit: Die junge Generation im Dialog uber den Holocaust.Mit einem Beitrag von Roman Herzog. Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag.
"History's Accounting: Liability Issues Surrounding German Companies for the Use of Slave Labor by Their Corporate Forefathers." Dickinson Journal of International Law, 18/2 (Spring 2000).
2001 "At Ratner's Kosher Restaurant." In Second Generation Voices by Children of Victims, Perpetrators and Bystanders of the Shoah, ed. Alan Berger. Syracuse University Press
"Die Gegewaertigkeit des Holocuat in interkulturellen Begegnungen." Querbrief des Weltfriedensdienst, 2 (Mai 2000).
2000. Confronting Memory, Tolerating Differences: Encountering the Holocaust as a Third Generation (1999 Report of the International Summer Program, 10th anniversary edition).
1999. "Searching for the Other Across the Generational Gap: A Journey." Lecture at Center for Austrian Studies (Theme: "Creating the Other: Causes and Dynamics of Nationalism, Ethnic Enmity, and Racism in Central and Eastern Europe"). Minneapolis, MN.
1999. “Healing the Wounds: Post-Holocaust Generations in Dialogue” (Plenary Panel),. 29th Annual Scholars’ Conference on Holocaust and the Churches. Uniondale, NY, March.
1998. “German-Jewish Dialogue: Three Generations After the Holocaust.” Drew University Center For Holocaust Studies. Conference on “Sixty Years After Kristallnacht: German-Jewish Relation in Germany Today.” Madison, NJ, October.
1997. Living in a Post-Shoah World II: Reflections of American, German, Jewish and Christian Students. Edited by B. Krondorfer and Christian Staffa. Berlin: Evangelische Akademie Berlin-Brandenburg (Nach-Lese 1/97). pp. 74.
1997. "Encounter as a Way of Working through the long-lasting Effects of the Holocaust." (Panelist). Conference on “Intergenerational Transmission of the History of the Holocaust." Berlin, Germany, January.
1996. "Third-Generation Jews and Germans: History, Memory & Memorialization." In Working Papers of the Volkswagen Foundation Program in Post-War German History. Washington D.C.: AICGS (John Hopkins University) and German Historical Institute.
1995. "Remembrance and Reconciliation in the Third Generation." Research Institute of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., September.
1995. "Post-Shoah Jewish/German Relations: The Third Generation." American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, D.C., April.
1995. "Remembrance and Reconciliation." Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, March.
1994. Living in a Post-Shoah World: Reflections of American, German, Jewish and Christian Students. Edited Christian Staffa and Bjorn Krondorfer. Berlin: Evangelische Akademie Berlin-Brandenburg (NachLese 5/94). pp. 97.
1994. "Holocaust Memory and the Identity of Post-Shoah Jews and Germans." Remembering for the Future II, Berlin, Germany, March.
1994. "German Family History: A Stumbling Block in Jewish/German Encounters." (with Katharina von Kellenbach), Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust, Rider College, NJ, March.
1993. "The Making of Memory: Holocaust Museums in Conflict with History, Art, and Community." American Academy of Religion (AAR), Washington D.C., November.
1992. The Third Generation After the Shoah Between Remembering, Repressing and Commemorating: American/Jewish and East/West German Exchange Program. Edited Christian Staffa and Bjorn Krondorfer. Berlin: Evangl. Bildungswerk (Dokumentation 88/92). pp. 110
1992. "A Conspiracy of Silence: Some Observations on the Lack of Intimacy Between Fathers & Sons in Post-Shoah Germany." AAR, San Francisco, Nov.
1992. "The Agony of Reconciling: Reflections on a Summer Program for Jewish/American and East/West German Undergraduate Students." 10th Annual Conference on Nontraditional/Interdisciplinary Programs, Virginia Beach, May.
1990. A Journal of a German/American Student Exchange Program: Encountering the Holocaust as a Third Generation. Edited Jon Schmidt and Bjorn Krondorfer. Berlin: Evangl. Bildungswerk (Dokumentation 73/90). pp. 76.
1988 "Experimental Drama and the Holocaust: The Work of the Jewish-German Dance Theatre and its Application to the Teaching of the Holocaust." In Methodology in the Academic Teaching of the Holocaust, eds. Zev Garber, Berger, Libowitz. Lanham: UP of America. pp. 231-259.
1988. "Embodied Testimonies: Experimental Drama and the Holocaust." International Scholars' Conference on Holocaust/Genocide, Oxford, July.
1987. "Confronting the Holocaust: Experimental Drama as a Healing Ritual Between Jews & Germans." AAR, Boston, December.
Mayer, Gabriele H
"Post-Holocaust religious education for German women" PhD. Dissertation. School of Theology at Claremont.
"Brückenschlag der Kinder: Das Schweigen durchbrechen" ["The Children's Bridge-Building: To Break Through the Silence."] Berliner Morgenpost (Berlin), 26 August 1995.
"An Exercise in Listening" The Jewish Magazine December 2000; 38:
"The Austrian Encounter" in Kimenyi, Alexandre and Scott, Otis, Anatomy of Genocide: State-Sponsored Mass-Killings in the Twentieth Century Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.
"To Reflect and Trust — Aims of the Project and My Personal Involvement [erroneously entitled "'To Reflect and Trust' (TRT). Commitments and aims of the project" in the published version]" in Bar-On, Dan, Bridging the Gap: Storytelling as a Way to Work through Political and Collective Hostilities (Hamburg: edition Körber-Stiftung, 2000, ISBN 3-89684-030-4) 28-29.
"A Great Deal of Pressure,' in Bar-On, Dan, Bridging the Gap: Storytelling as a Way to Work through Political and Collective Hostilities (Hamburg: edition Körber-Stiftung, 2000, ISBN 3-89684-030-4)125-126.
"Kinder des Holocaust: Reden gegen das Tabu" ["Children of the Holocaust: Talking Contrary to the Taboo."] Passauer Neue Presse (Passau), 21 August 1995, page 3 (a favored, prestigious position in German newspapers), by Silvia Pfeifer.
"Steine sind wie Zeit: Das Jewish-German Dance Theatre." Religion Heute 3/4:255-257. (1989)
Schwantner, Andreas (ed.)
Ideologie und Wirklichkeit des Nationalsozialismus Hermann Langbein Symposium 2007: Band zum Seminar (Taschenbuch) (Report on a teacher training seminar.)
"Die andere Seite--warum die Beschaeftigung mit der Taeterperspektive notwendig ist." In Was bleibt von der Vergangenheit: Die junge Generation im Dialog uber den Holocaust.Mit einem Beitrag von Roman Herzog. Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag.
"Anreden gegen die Schweigespirale: Wie Kinder von hohen Nazis und Nachkommen der Holocaust-Opfer in London versuchten, einander zu begegnen" ["Arguing Against the Spiral of Silence: How Children of Major Nazis and Descendents of Holocaust Victims Sought to Encounter One Another in London."] Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich) 4 June 1996, page 3
Wolff, Roswitha; Munn, Samson; Scholz, Sabine; Kuhl, Dirk
Einführung in die Arbeit der Nachkommen von Opfern und Tätern ["Introduction to the Work of Descendents of Survivors and of Perpetrators"] in Staffa, Christian and Klinger, Katherine, Die Gegenwart der Geschichte des Holocaust ["The Presence of the History of the Holocaust"](Berlin: Institut für vergleichende Geschichtswissenschaften, 1998, ISBN 3-9805206-1-7) 59-70.
Wolfgram, Mark Allen
"Visualizing the imagined community: History, memory and politics in Germany" PhD Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, ISBN 0-493-46268-6
Instead of a refusal to engage the history of National Socialism, he shows that Germans almost compulsively engaged this history, but from a uniquely German perspective.
Bridging the Gap: Storytelling as a Way to Work through Political and Collective Hostilities (Hamburg: edition Körber-Stiftung, 2000, ISBN 3-89684-030-4)
Legacy of Silence : Encounters With Children of the Third Reich Harvard University Press, 1991
Second Generation Voices: Reflections by Children of Victims, Perpetrators and Bystanders of the Shoah, Syracuse University Press, 2001
Tales from a Child of the Enemy Penguin, 1997.
Remembrance and Reconciliation: Encounters Between Young Jews and Germans. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1995.
The book analyzes the guilt, anger, embarrassment, shame, and anxiety experienced by third-generation Jews and Germans. It is about young American Jews and non-Jewish Germans and their efforts to come to terms with the history, memory, and memorialization of the Holocaust. Reconciliatory practices attempt to mend the wounds between Jews and Germans by confronting a divisive past together.
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Anatomy of Genocide: State-Sponsored Mass-Killings in the Twentieth Century Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.
My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial, Back Bay Books, September 2002
In 1959, Norbert Lebert, a German journalist, set out to interview former Nazi leaders' children. Six years after his death, his son discovered the interviews and reinterviewed some of those children of perpetrators.
Die Gegenwart der Geschichte des Holocaust ["The Presence of the History of the Holocaust"](Berlin: Institut für vergleichende Geschichtswissenschaften, 1998, ISBN 3-9805206-1-7) 59-70.
Nachträgliche Wirksamkeit: Vom Aufheben der Taten im Gedenken. Berlin: Institut für Vergleichende Geschichtswissenschaften, 1998.
Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II Oxford University Press, 2003.
Examines the psychology of hatred and ethnic resentments passed from generation to generation, argues that while legal systems offer a structured means for redressing injustice, it often does not redress the emotional pain, which, left unresolved, is then passed along to the next generation-leading to entrenched ethnic tension and group conflict. Chronicles a study of children of survivors and Nazis, and finds that story-telling is central to keeping the cycle of ethnic and religious strife alive is, with each side recounting the injustice it suffered and the valor shown by avenging its own group.
The Austrian Encounter (TAE) originally met in Vienna in June 1995 as a group of ~ thirteen people whose parents related primarily to Austria: sons and daughters of Holocaust victims (from the U.S.), and daughters and sons of Nazi perpetrators (from Austria and Germany). It was founded by Samson Munn, who facilitates. The group has met four more times since 1995, mostly in Vienna but most recently in the Boston area (July 2000). TAE meets intensively and privately. TAE participants have been the subjects of positive newspaper articles, have written articles and chapters in books about related work, and have spoken publicly at open meetings in Berlin, in Boston, in Vienna and elsewhere.
Compassionate Listening is a way of listening to another that has as its goals human connection and understanding. It is based on the knowledge that in conflict situations, both sides are suffering. As practiced by participants in a Jewish-German Reconciliation Project, the practice of Compassionate Listening has been instrumental in transforming pain into hope. The Jewish-German Reconciliation Project, a program initiated by The Compassionate Listening Project in 2002, has brought Jews and Germans together in Germany for two successive years. Through compassionate listening training, personal sharing, and hearing the stories of witnesses, participants have deepened their understanding of themselves and each other, and experienced the power of intentional listening. The project’s impacts have reached far beyond the individual participants – to friends, families and the broader communities they’ve touched. For more information, contact project co-directors Andrea Cohen (206.523.6018 or email@example.com) or Brian Berman (360.297.3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conducts encounters between Jewish groups from all over the world and Polish students. Warszawa: 36/18 Senatorska St., Warszawa, Poland Phone/fax: (+48) 22 827-22-07 email@example.com www.dialog.org.pl www.jewishmemory.gliwice.
Brings together students from American and German colleges and universities to address the legacy of the Holocaust. Its mission is to create understanding of the contemporary significance of the history of the Holocaust through one-month long study, travel, and dialogue between Jewish and non-Jewish students.
To Reflect and Trust is a non profit, non therapeutic group who meet to counter racism and to stem genocide by exploring and discussing personally and sometimes publicly their families' histories, consequent ramifications, etc. TRT (founded in 1992 and facilitated by Dan Bar-On, Ph.D., Ben Gurion University of the Negev) originally comprised ~ eighteen people from Germany, the U.S. and Israel (sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors who meet approximately each year or year-and-a-half in several different countries with daughters and sons of Nazi perpetrators), and now also includes others active in Northern Ireland, in Israel or in South Africa.
Begun by German Protestants, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace is active in several areas: long- and short-term volunteer service in Israel, the USA, Western and Eastern Europe; educational work with survivors of the Holocaust at memorial centers of former concentration camps, in institutes and in museums; and confronting German history by challenging right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism, lobbying for the recognition of "forgotten" victims of the Nazi oppression and participation in peace groups and initiatives.
ARCHE is a platform for intercultural projects (Plattform für Interkulturelle Projekte -Verein zur Gestaltung und Durchführung interkultureller Projekte e.V), and is a non profit, politically independent and non-denominational organization. ARCHE plans and coordinates events in order to improve the peaceful coexistence of majorities, minorities and individuals in society. .
The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service (Gedenkdienst) is an alternative to Austria's compulsory national military service. Its participants serve at major Holocaust institutions.
Facing History and Ourselves is an educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
Descendants of Holocaust survivors and of Nazi perpetrators facilitate dialogues and other projects amongst people active in Northern Ireland, Palestine, Israel and South Africa.
FPOEWATCH is a nonpartisan initiative for openness and tolerance among all groups in a united Europe. It opposes exclusion and hate due to origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation and calls for a conscientious attitude toward Austria's history which is based on the historical facts.
On January 15, 1995, the State of Hessia, the City of Frankfurt am Main and the Friends of the Fritz Bauer Institute Association founded the first German interdisciplinary center for the study and documentation of the history and the impact of the Holocaust. Grüneburgplatz 1 (IG Farben-Building) D-60323 Frankfurt am Main Phone: + 49 – (0) 69 – 79 83 22 – 40 Fax: + 49 – (0) 69 – 79 83 22 – 41 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardens of the Righteous is an Italian organization whose aim is to single out and honor the Righteous from the Holocaust to the gulags, from the Armenian genocide to the Bolivian massacres, from Pol Pot's "killing fields" to Rwanda, Argentina, Chile, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor.
With the Project "House of Resonsibility", the city of Braunau am Inn (Austria) is setting a signal to deal actively with the past, in order to build the future. The "Society for Contemporary History" has initiated the use of Adolf Hitler's birth-house.
The International Network "Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance" was founded in 1998 by the Bertelsmann Foundation and is operated in cooperation with the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at the University of Munich. It promotes networking between organizations or initiatives, mostly NGOs, who have developed interesting and original approaches towards fostering tolerance, democracy and human rights.
Niemals Vergessen is anorganization dedicated to building and maintaining Holocaust memorials, and to supporting programs and research promoting remembrance and reconcilliation and other social issues important to Austria.
One by One is a non-profit organization created by Jews and Christians whose lives have been deeply affected by the Holocaust.
Second Generation Trust is a British-registered charity dedicated to raising awareness of the after-effects of the Holocaust and inherited conflict on descendants. They facilitate seminars, conferences and publications, highlight silence and denial experienced by many descendants, and work collaboratively with others in the U.K. and abroad regarding second generation Jewish, Roma and Sinti descendants, and descendants of perpetrators, collaborators and bystanders. Email Second Generation Trust
Aa group of eighteen: daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors meet for profound encounters with sons and daughters of German Nazis. This fifty-minute documentary has been broadcast nation-wide in the U.K. (several times on the B.B.C.), in the U.S. (several times on the Arts and Entertainment and The History Channel cable-TV channels), in Holland, in Australia, in Canada, in France, in Israel, in Turkey, and in other countries.
Documents the friendship between the son of two concentration camp survivors and the son of the Gestapo commandant of Braunschweig. This forty-eight-minute film has been broadcast several times in Germany and in Austria.
A determined student (Lena Stolze) is dubbed "The Nasty Girl" when she embarks on an investigation of her hometown's secret shame. She sets out to write an essay title "My Town During the Third Reich," and outraged local citizens, intent on preserving their version of history, go to violent lengths to stop her from exposing the truth. Directed by Michael Verhoeven (1990) German with English subtitles
Tells the story of the most wanted Nazi war criminal believed to still be alive today and living in Syria. Includes an encounter with his niece. Goldman is 2nd gen and Koplow is 3rd gen.
In the fall of 1985, a group of Jewish American and non-Jewish German artists got together in Philadelphia/USA to work creatively and personally on their relationships in light of the history of the Holocaust.
Founding member and officer of ONE BY ONE, actress, playwright, and co-founder of German-Jewish Productions: Personal Stories that Transform the Legacy of the Holocaust.
Co-founder of German-Jewish Productions: Personal Stories that Transform the Legacy of the Holocaust.