RECONCILIATION OF THE GENERATIONS
Kultainer in front of the Fuchstalhalle, Freybergstraße 34, Fuchstal
On Sunday, 12 June at 17:30, Sepp Huber will transform the “Kultainer” into a literary stage. He will read from the books of the journalist Sabine Bode. In her texts, she describes the impact and aftermath of the two world wars on the generations of adolescents, based on interviews with contemporary witnesses.
The titles “Die vergessene Generation” (The Forgotten Generation) and “Kriegsenkel” (The Grandchildren of War) tell impressive and moving stories of how war and violence continue to have an effect on the generations of war children and grandchildren.
An event by dieKunstBauStelle and Bürgerforum Buntes Fuchstal.
Admission is free.
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Innovative, integrative, and interactive: The cultural association “dieKunstBauStelle” has been realizing an interdisciplinary media and history project since 2021. A digital and location-based HistoryApp for multimedia access to history. Regional work on the platform began with eight municipalities in the Landsberg district in 2021. International cooperation with universities will now follow. In first place is Turkey’s oldest and largest university, Istanbul University with 60,000 students, founded in 1453. Now a delegation came to Landsberg for advanced training.
The cooperation agreement with Istanbul University and the dieKunstBauStelle association was signed in 2021. “It means a special recognition and requires a great deal of trust to be able to cooperate with a leading institution in the field of education in Turkey,” explains Ensa Filazi, from the university’s Faculty of Literature. First and foremost is the cooperation with the Department of Translation Studies. There, students deal with the transmission between German and Turkish culture, which means much more than just “translating”.
“We have been working with digital conferences since 2021, where topics and methods were taught,” says Wolfgang Hauck, the project leader. Together with Dr. Ensa Filazi and Dr. Neslihan Demez, they have developed a comprehensive study program. Scientific work and the method of the biographical approach were put into practice. This resulted in the “IstanbulHistoryApp” project. With the support of the German-Turkish Youth Bridge, it was now possible to finance the exchange of young people and experts.
The first reception took place in Dießen am Ammersee. There, Mayor Sandra Perzul welcomed the delegation and explained the importance for the target groups of the “DiessenHistoryApp”. Dießen is a pioneer with the HistoryApp and the first contributions are available as Turkish translations. Michael Lutzeier, a cultural officer, who is in charge of the conception and editing in Diessen, did not miss the opportunity to present the contributions to the “Unterbräu” inn and the sculpture of the “Dietz” with personal comments on site.
Photo 1: Petra Freund, Dießen:
f.l.t.r.: Dießen am Ammersee: Anke Neudel, Adil Mert Zümrüt, Dr. Neslihan Demez, Sirin Yavuzyigit, Ceren Özge Tastan, Michael Lutzeier, Alper Akbay, Sandra Perzul, Dr. Ensa Filazi, Wolfgang Hauck
The second visit was to the university in Augsburg. Dr. Ergün Özsoy, historian and lecturer in Turkish, explained the local history and how the first tulip in Augsburg is connected to the Ottoman Empire. A tulip bulb came to Augsburg as a gift from a Flemish ambassador, marking the beginning of a long history. One example of many of the common past. Now opportunities for German-Turkish exchange are to be established.
Photo 2: dieKunstBauStelle, University Augsburg:
f.l.t.r.: Sirin Yavuzyigit, Ceren Özge Tastan, Adil Mert Zümrüt, Alper Akbay, Dr. Ergün Özsoy, Dr. Neslihan Demez, Dr. Ensa Filazi, Wolfgang Hauck
“In the background of the project, other academic collaborations are also emerging,” says Hauck, chairman of the Landsberg association dieKunstBauStelle. Jonas Echterbruch from Landsberg is currently working on an audio walk in Landsberg on recent contemporary history, which he will submit as an admission thesis and publish in the LandsbergHistoryApp. The elite Eastern European Studies program at the LMU is developing an audio walk on a post-war topic in Munich.
The interdisciplinary meeting in Landsberg was not only about topics. The participants discussed the scientific methodology and the theory of didactic knowledge transfer. Historian Dr. Edith Raim reported on the current state of theory and envisages further cooperation projects on HistoryApp. Manfred Deiler, President of the European Holocaust Memorial Foundation, was able to report to the students on the work at a memorial site with the practice of research and archive work and guided the delegation through the former concentration camp IIV. Helga Deiler presented a surprise. During the research, she found data on five Jewish prisoners of Turkish origin in the transport lists.
Photo 3: Wolfgang Hauck – Landsberg/ Erpfting
f.l.t.r.: Guided tour of the former Concentration Camp IIV with Manfred Deiler
Alper Akbay, a graduate of the programme, has been involved in the workshop in Turkey from the beginning. He would like to continue working on the HistoryApp. Like many others on the course, he was born in Germany and grew up bilingual. The best prerequisite for this study. “For me, this format of the HistoryApp is a door opener for “Public History”. It makes cultural perspectives as well as historical perspectives accessible in a low-threshold way.”
“The app thus becomes an exploration and navigation tool on a source-based foundation, which opens up many didactic possibilities for us in the subjects of study,” adds Ensa Filazi, academic director of the department. This makes it possible to experience history in places directly on site.
“We have now experienced in Germany how remembrance work at memorial sites as authentic places is changing. The new media combine participatory mediation formats and professional skills,” says Neslihan Demez, also in the academic management of the department.
Photo 4: Barbara Helleis – Landsberg
f.l.t.r.: Landsberg: Wolfgang Hauck, Anke Neudel, Dr. Edith Raim, Jonas Echterbruch, Manfred Deiler, Ceren Özge Tastan, Sirin Yavuzyigit, Dr. Neslihan Demez, Alper Akbay, Adil Mert Zümrüt, Dr. Ensa Filazi,
Photo 5: Photo Wolfgang Hauck – Landsberg
Working session on the “PeraHistoryApp” and “LandsbergHistoryApp” in Wolfgang Hauck’s media workshop
Now other faculties, such as the humanities and departments of English, French, Persian, and Arabic at the university are being integrated. Therefore, Persian and Arabic sources can now be made accessible. This interdisciplinary kick-off is another building block for the HistoryApp project and is intended to qualify and expand the multilingual version.
“Learning about the complex history of Landsberg and the opening of the Kreiskulturtage was an unforgettable experience. I consider myself very lucky to have participated in a workshop with this wonderful team in a place like Landsberg.”
“It was my first visit to Germany. Since my childhood, I have only had one image of Germany before my eyes. Landsberg matched this beautiful and great image of Germany. It was like a walk through a fairy tale for me. The training was so efficient and educational. As researchers, we had the opportunity to discuss together how we can integrate our work and research even more intensively into HistoryApp. For me, an important aspect was how we can optimize our research to be able to communicate our work results in a user-friendly and source-based way.”
Ceren Özge Tastan, student and research assistant
“Landsberg am Lech really excited me from both a cultural and historical perspective. I had the opportunity to meet great people and exchange ideas with them. I took away not only interesting but unexpected information from the workshop and the different excursions. This inspires and motivates me for my further work on and with the HistoryApp.”
Alper Akbay, a graduate of the 2021 degree program
With over 60,000 students, T.C. Istanbul University is one of the leading universities in Turkey. The Faculty of Literature has been training students for the interpreting and translation profession for around 25 years. The department “Interpreting and Translating German” undertakes many projects to familiarise students with partners for the demands of practice. With the translation club “İSÇEV”, the connection to the translator market in Turkey is made. This gives students an insight into the professional life of interpreters.
Book launch of Uri Chanoch’s book “From Kaunas via Dachau to a new life” on Saturday, 7.5.2022 at 3 p.m. in the Kultainers in front of the Fuchstalhalle, Leeder
Many people in our region have come to know the survivor Uri Chanoch (1928-2015): he has often spoken of his memories of the Holocaust in many schools, given speeches at memorial events, and, since 1995, has repeatedly ensured through his presence that the genocide is not forgotten locally
Less well known is his commitment to the compensation of labour in the National Socialist ghettos, which also took him to Berlin many times. His many and varied activities up to a ripe old age ensured that he did not find the time to write down his life story.
Only after his death was it possible to publish his book at the beginning of this year, which was published by Allitera Verlag in Munich and written by his widow Judith on the basis of his stories and notes.
The book, which has already been published in Hebrew and English, is now also available in German. Numerous photographs illustrate an extraordinary life. The work takes the reader from Uri Chanoch’s carefree childhood in Lithuania to the Kaunas ghetto and the Dachau subcamp complex of Kaufering. After four years of ghetto and concentration camp imprisonment, he escaped from the train near Schwabhausen shortly before the end of the war, where he experienced liberation by the Americans.
After a short stay in Landsberg in the early summer of 1945, he travelled to Italy to find the only other survivor of his family, his brother Daniel. His parents and sister had been murdered.
The brothers emigrated illegally to Palestine, moving to a kibbutz until Uri Chanoch joined the paramilitary Palmach to fight for the establishment of the State of Israel. In addition to the autobiographical information, the book also reports on how the Nazi past was dealt with in Germany and Israel and represents an important contribution to the culture of remembrance.
It makes clear that even after the death of the survivors, their story will not be forgotten and their message of understanding and peace will be carried forward. In addition to a short presentation of the book, passages from the book will be read.
Uri und Judith Chanoch:
Von Kaunas über Dachau in ein neues Leben. Erinnerungen eines Holocaust-Überlebenden,
Erschienen im München: Allitera Verlag 2022, 255 Seiten, 24 Euro
Location: Kultainer vor der Fuchstalhalle, Freybergstraße 34, 86925 Fuchstal
Date: Samstag, 7.5.2022, 15 Uhr
Fuchstal welcomes participants in the international EU project “Digital Backpacking”. What connects the Kultainer with the EU project and why an anklet from the Turkish War can be an example of storytelling in times of digital travel.
Fuchstal/Landsberg: They live in Denmark, Amsterdam, and Germany, but half of the participants were born in Syria, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Burundi, and Yemen. Nine moderators and reporters aged between 22 and 36 and five leaders of organizations are part of a project that aims to build contacts in crisis regions and facilitate a digital cultural exchange “as a digital backpacking trip”.
“The regions of Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Syria suffer not only from perennial conflicts and wars, suffer not only from a lack of food but above all from the need to be forgotten,” says Berit Muhlhausen, who, together with David Mason, built a mobile, small children’s circus for thousands of children in Afghanistan for over 18 years, which is still active in all regions today.
An important utensil of the “digital backpack trips” of this Erasmus project of the EU, through which the travel obstacles of the last two “Corona years” are to be digitally overcome, are mementos of stays abroad. Fuchstal has a very special “souvenir” to offer: A wrought-iron anklet in the village church. This tells the story of a prisoner of the Turkish Wars and his return home.
In autumn, more than 45 contributors to the project will meet in Berlin to bring the results together in different formats. The EU is particularly enthusiastic about the idea of a digital exhibition and is funding the project with €113,000.
Before visiting the church in Leeder, the international group of experts was welcomed by Fuchstal’s mayor Erwin Karg in front of the containers, who advised in view of the beautiful weather: “Be happy!” In his speech, Karg expressed special thanks for the participation of Gabriele Triebel, a member of the state parliament, and Margit Horner-Spindler, deputy district administrator.
Triebel emphasized the relevance of a travel project for young people: “Young people have not had the experience through the pandemic, which is deeply human with all of us. They have to learn it first.” Margit Horner-Spindler emphasized how important interpersonal exchange is in her opinion: “You get a different view of culture, politics, and religion. Only through exchange and remaining in dialogue do you ultimately achieve peace.”
Wolfgang Hauck, the partner in the international EU project, explained the connection between the Kultainers circulating in the Landsberg district and their predecessors, the very colorful Afghan “Funtainers” (fun, fun, and containers) and the Turkish flying libraries, the “Edutainers” – education for education. The Kultainers want to use mobile technology to support cultural exchange between people in one place.
One of the supporters and partners is the Hamburg-based Association “Dignity for Children”, which Anna Lena Johansson founded with her husband in 2003. She too knows the situation on the ground in crisis regions.
Wolfgang Hauck, dieKunstBauStelle, now met two Afghan trainers again, whom he trained as stilts trainers in Afghanistan in 2018. “Walking on stilts was, apart from juggling, the only activity that girls and women were also allowed to do. This gave the girls a new attitude towards life and experiences to have a ray of hope with the difficult situation,” says Hauck.
Social Circus” is the term used to describe social work with children and young people in which the techniques of the circus can be used to provide effective trauma education. “A look at the thousands of videos and pictures shows the social and emotional effect these offers have for living together in times of crisis,” says Mie Clemens Schwartz, an anthropologist who got to know the project in Kabul eight years ago.
This diverse composition of the team was at the beginning of the visit to Fuchstal. The welcome was spoken in 15 different languages, not including the Bavarian welcome by Mayor Karg.
Press release 16 April 2022
We, Katharina and Vivian, both come from the district of Landsberg am Lech. We are 19 years old (2022) and graduated from high school here in the city last year. Since we wanted to do something creative and cultural nearby, we came across the association dieKunstBaustelle.
There Wolfgang Hauck, the director of this organization took us in very warmly for a three-month internship. During this time we helped and worked on various projects.
Some of our tasks were writing or translating texts for the website, and we also helped to prepare workshops. Then we helped with the documentation for the Future Workshop Bahnpark Augsburg. In the process, we wrote texts and learned how to format and edit texts in a professional layout program (InDesign).
Many of the tasks were completely new to us and were a challenge, but it was worth it because we all learned a lot and got to know a variety of topics and aspects of cultural and artistic work.
For example, we learned the basics of working with programs like Audacity, InDesign, and Photoshop. This will definitely be very helpful for us in the future, whether in our studies, job, or for our application documents.
Our thanks go to the team of dieKunstBaustelle and Wolfgang Hauck for the many experiences we were able to gather during the internship!
Am Freitag, 29. Januar 2022, sah ein Teil der Mitwirkenden die aktuelle Schnittfassung von Robert Fischer im Werkstattkino in München.
Bereits vor drei Wochen konnten die Schauspieler und Schauspielerinnen in Wasserburg und Landsberg eine Eindruck vom Film bekommen.
Wegen den geltenden Coronaregelungen für Kinos wurde die Vorführungen auf verschiedene Termine aufgeteilt.
Georg Karger, musikalischer Leiter, sah die Filmfassung bereits zum zweiten Mal und ist begeistert:
“Lieber Robert, ich habe am letzten Freitag tatsächlich geglaubt, einen über weite Strecken neuen Schnitt zu sehen. (Anmerkung Robert Fischer. Was es nicht war.) … nimm es gerne als Kompliment.
Anscheinend funktioniert die von Dir geschaffene Polyphonie der Erzählstränge so, dass es auch bei mehrmaligem Sehen immer wieder neues zu entdecken gibt. Die Vorstellung der Gewerke, die Reflexionen über Landsberg und die NS-Zeit, Berthold Brecht und sein Stück, die Interviews …”
Ein Teil des Produktionsteams im Werkstattkino München:
V.l.n.r: Gonzalo Orce, Nina Selma Frank, Mindy Frank, Robert Fischer, Wolfgang Hauck, Nina Frank, Georg Karger, Carsten Klemm
Foto Katharina Neuhaus
Aktuell arbeitet der Filmemacher Robert Fischer an der Farbkorrektur und Tonmischung.
“Nun laufen die Planungen für die Premiere und alles andere, daß zu einer solchen Filmproduktion gehört”, so Wolfgang Hauck.
Die Premiere ist für Juni/Juli 2022 .geplant.
Wer einen ersten Eindruck haben will, kann den Teaser von Robert Fischer sehen, der vor zwei Jahren entstanden ist:
TEASER: Video Vimeo
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Kaufering: Cultural opportunities are severely limited at the moment due to Corona and only a few projects can still be realized: This includes the development of contributions for the LandsbergHistoryApp in the municipality of Kaufering.
The head of this project Wolfgang Hauck and his association dieKunstBauStelle e.V. are now including Kaufering in the HistoryApp, after Geltendorf, Diessen, Schondorf, Fuchstal and Greifenberg have already prepared texts and images for it.
In the first meeting with mayor Thomas Salzberger on coming Friday at 16:00 o’clock in the meeting room in the fire station in Kaufering, the topics for KauferingHistoryApp are compiled interactively together.
Interested parties can still register by phone: 08191 664111.
Participation is only possible with a current, negative rapid test (1-G rule).
Jan. 19, 2022 Aloys.News LandsbergHistoryApp – history can be experienced digitally.
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Augsburg/ Landsberg/ Schondorf: intergenerational exchange about starting school brings many surprises
“On my first day of school, as a non-Catholic, I was placed in a class with the children of all the forced laborers and refugees. My teacher came directly from the Berghof, where she had been the private teacher of Goebbels’ children. However, many more of our children went to the Gymnasium than from the parallel Catholic class,” recalled one of the participants of the Table of Generations about his first day at school in 1955 at the time of the confessional classes.
One enrolled in 1961 told of his huge school bag and the punishment of kneeling on the podium. “Since I was also an altar boy and thus had to kneel all the time, my knees are ruined today and I get 300 euros a month in pain compensation from the church because of it.” A lady born in 1941 could not remember her first day at school at all, because it had no particular relevance in Berlin, which was buried under ruins. But she had fond memories of the recreational clubs set up by the Americans for German children, where she had been taught a lot.
To the event initiated by Wolfgang Hauck of the Landsberg association dieKunstBauStelle on the past weekend altogether 14 participants of 16-80 years had come together to the casual exchange. Participants from Landsberg and Schondorf were connected to this hybrid format via zoom. Because of distance regulations, the meeting had been shifted at short notice instead of in Schondorf and/or Landsberg into the Bahnpark Augsburg.
Table of the generations, photo Conny Kurz
The starting points were questions about the first day at school or the procedure for choosing a career, but also the “greatest gift” or “the most important thing in my current life”. It turned out that even representatives of the same generation had experienced the same event very differently and the exchange about it broadened their horizons.
The younger ones could hardly stop marveling at the stories: the train driver, who was envied by those present for his profession, had only come to this job purely by chance: “When I came back from the school leaving certificate ceremony, there was a poster saying that train drivers were wanted. That’s when I applied and enjoyed doing it for the rest of my life.”
No internship, no consultations, and no long planning: This, 30, who is in the process of starting a family, comments, visibly flabbergasted, “I’ve only just made my career decision now and don’t know how long I’ll be doing it.”
“A very enriching and storytelling exchange” comments project manager Wolfgang Hauck. He plans to offer this hybrid format more often in Corona times. “Especially for senior facilities, this kind of social exchange is ideal at the moment.” The project was funded by the German Foundation for Engagement and Volunteering (DSEE). In terms of technology, the association was able to draw on new tablets, cameras, and equipment, which were also funded by DSEE.
Now, despite the restrictions imposed by Corona, the thread of conversation between the generations is not only to be taken up but intensified. The need in schools but also in senior citizens’ organizations are particularly great, but also the inhibition threshold for establishing contact. Therefore already discussions with the high schools in Landsberg and senior organizations were led, around the next continuation in Landsberg and Schondorf are in planning.
Interested institutions and individuals can contact: email@example.com
Foto Conny Kurz
On Saturday 14 August 2021, members of “Omas gegen rechts München” came to Landsberg am Lech for a stocktaking and protest action.
The occasion of the protest action was the naming of a new building as “Karl Schrem Bau”, director of the former plow factory (armament factory in the II. WK) and member of the NSDAP since 1937.
The public justification strategies, trivialization or toleration, by the city, press, letters to the editor and social media, have led to great concern outside of Landsberg. For the situation and a first information about the state of the culture of remembrance in Landsberg, a discussion about the culture of remembrance took place in addition to the tour of the former concentration camp subcamp VII.
This discussion is reproduced here as a documentary. Transcription of the discussion contributions is in preparation.
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