EYES

History through their eyes in the Allied Museum

The third edition of the EYES project will take place in Berlin on November 8. The Allied Museum will host German high school students who will learn about different European perspectives on the Second World War 29 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The project co-financed by Europe for Citizens program is aiming to share personal stories from a transnational perspective, which are rooted in the location at which they took place. 

Students will participate in two workshops aiming for a better understanding of what happened during the Second World War in different European countries. History through their Eyes and Map of the European memory workshops will help students to understand different European perspectives thanks to interviews with the Second World War eyewitnesses –  Christa Rinke who wrote a diary in which she is explaining what happened to her when she returned to Berlin after the liberation and Hartmut Topf whose family engineered the cremation ovens used in the Holocaust.

Travelling exhibition

During the EYES conference, History through their eyes exhibition will be inaugurated. It will be shown in the Allied Museum until the end of November and consists of the stories of ten young men and women who personally witnessed the Second World War. Some were members of the resistance, others operated tanks, and some were nurses taking care of the wounded while others were wounded themselves. Some of them are still alive today while others died during the war. All of them faced difficult choices and saw their lives change dramatically.
The Liberation Route Europe Foundation created a virtual exhibition where even more biographies are available in English, French, Dutch, German and Italian.

Address: AlliiertenMuseum I Clayallee 135 I 14195 Berlin I Germany
Date and time: 8 November 2018, 9 AM – 3.30 PM