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Summer School on Memories of the End of the War in 1945 in Oral History Sources from August 23 - 29 at Freie Universität / Applications Being Accepted until June 8

№ 158/2015 from Jun 03, 2015

A Summer School at Freie Universität for young international scholars will deal with video testimonies of individuals' memories of the end of World War II in 1945. Organized by the Center for Digital Systems, the workshop will give participants an introduction into the analysis of oral history sources based on the specific example of video interviews with survivors of the Holocaust. The workshop language will be German, and a high level of written and spoken German is required to attend. Freie Universität will cover room and board and will provide a travel grant. The program is aimed at individuals who have previously visited a German university, be it as an exchange student or researcher for one or several semesters and who have an interest in oral history and the history of National Socialism. Applications are being accepted through June 8.

The participants will get an introduction into the analysis of oral history sources using the Visual History Archive as an example. Academic lectures will them inform about methods and practice of oral history and provide an overview of the current state of research on the topic of liberation from National Socialism. The program includes excursions to memorials in Berlin. Several practical units are an important part of the Summer School.

Freie Universität is holding the Summer School for the seventh time. It is being sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Further Information

Time, Location, and Online Registration

  • Sunday, August 23 to Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin
  • Online Registration here


Verena Nägel, CeDiS - Center for Digital Systems, Freie Universität Berlin, Multimedia Archive, Tel.: +49 30 838-52533, Email:

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