The press conference will take place in Room L113 at the seminar center of Freie Universität (Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin).
The following individuals will present information on the project:
- Prof. Dr. Ursula Lehmkuhl (First Vice President of Freie Universität Berlin),
- Prof. Dr. Nicolas Apostolopoulos (Leader of the project and Director of the Center for Digital Systems, CeDiS, at Freie Universität Berlin),
- Kim Simon (Interim Executive Director and Director of Programs, USC Shoah Foundation Institute),
- Dr. Martin Lücke (Instructor and Research Associate, Department of Didactics of History at Friedrich Meinecke Institute of Freie Universität Berlin) and students who have worked with the archive,
- Inge Borck (Survivor of the Holocaust, who gave an interview for the archive in 1997 in Berlin).
Freie Universität advances research and education efforts regarding National Socialism, the Holocaust, and forms of memory with extensive multi-media archive projects. With the support of the DKLB foundation, CeDiS implements the expansion of the “Visual History Archive” for secondary education. This includes the creation of a German version of the user interface of the digital archive, currently only available in English. Furthermore, transcripts of about 2,000 interview hours, an integration of interactive web 2.0 features within the platform, and further education for teachers as well as new classroom materials will be available. A specially equipped seminar room at Freie Universität enables students from Berlin and Brandenburg to work with the archive in class with guidance from experienced researchers and instructors. A DVD series is being developed for use in schools nationwide.
Contact and Accreditation:
We kindly ask journalists for accreditation via email:
- Katja Egli, Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at Freie Universität Berlin,
Public Relations, Tel.: 030/838-52775, Mobile: +49 (0)170/7818424,