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Webinar "SPACES OF MEMORY"
19.01.2021. 14:00 -16:30
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Research project by Lina Gómez Núñez


Forschungsprojekt von Lina Gómez Núñez

Forschungsprojekt von Lina Gómez Núñez

Working with children of victims of violence and displacement in Colombia
San Rafael is a small municipality in Antioquia, Colombia. The area is not only rich in mineral resources, but there is also located a hydroelectric power station of national importance. The municipality was of considerable interest to the guerrilla groups, mainly because of the mines. The inhabitants of San Rafael therefore suffered particularly from the violent conflict in Colombia for decades. The people were terrorized by violent actors from the FARC, ELN or other groups. The place was temporarily occupied, its inhabitants were held in their homes, forced to work for the occupiers or forced to pay money. Many people were mistreated, kidnapped and executed, killed in fights or attacks or forced to flee. Also, the armed groups recruited people from the municipality as fighters, including many minors. After decades of terror, the region only came to rest after a military intervention at the end of 2009. 95% of the current inhabitants of San Rafael are victims of the conflict.

As part of her master's thesis, which is supported by the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation, Lina Gómez Núñez has developed a research project that deals with the memories of children of the victims, who have not directly experienced the acts of violence themselves. Current research assumes that such experiences are unconsciously passed on to future generations. The children should therefore be given the opportunity to process in a safe environment their own experiences of what their parents went through. For this purpose, one workshop was held in San Rafael and another in Argelia (both Departamento Antioquia, Colombia), each with about 20 children. In these workshops, the children were able to process their memories by making music, painting and drawing together.



Sources:
http://hacemosmemoria.org/2019/10/06/el-dificil-camino-por-una-casa-de-artes-y-oficios-para-san-rafael/, aufgerufen am 03.11.20
https://www.nzz.ch/international/minenraeumung-in-kolumbien-das-grosse-aufraeumen-ld.137411, aufgerufen am 03.11.20
https://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/MAM-1234061, aufgerufen am 03.11.20
https://www.journal-fuer-psychologie.de/index.php/jfp/article/view/268/310, aufgerufen am 03.11.20



Conference proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation 2019 in Buenos Aires published.

Cover Buch Past and Future

There are several legal instruments societies can apply in coming to terms with crimes against humanity. But is there an 'ideal concept', or do the nature of the crimes and the political and cultural frameworks require concepts to deal with the past depending on national context?

Available here: https://www.nomos-shop.de/titel/past-and-future-id-88226/


Our new intern: David Roth

David Roth

Hello,
my name is David Roth, I am a student of social sciences at the University of Stuttgart and the new intern of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation. Over the next six weeks I will be supporting Mrs. Weitbrecht and her team in the work of the foundation. Among other things, the focus will be on the memorial project for the former secret detention and torture camp "El Vesubio" in Buenos Aires. My task will be to make visible the fates of European victims of this camp to contribute to create a space for a transnational, collective memory at European-Argentinean level.
I look forward to a good cooperation!



Annual Report EKS 2019

Annual Report EKS 2019



University of St. Andrews,

Elisabeth Käsemann Scholarship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK



The 3rd Symposium of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation took place at the law faculty of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 30 September to 2 October 2019.

To the report

3. Symposium der Elisabeth-Käsemann-Stiftung



Report 2. Elisabeth-Käsemann-Symposium


Urkunde


Certificate for the successful participation in the school project of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation 2017/18


Urkunde

Urkunde


World Women's Day in Stuttgart
On the occasion of the World Women's Day the Circulo Latino Baden-Württemberg organized an event which was among other supported by Engagement Global and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on the topic of human rights. The Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation was invited to talk about its work.

Part of the program was as well the moving story of Anna Hess, who was deported to the national-socialist concentration camp Theresienstadt, where she died under awful circumstances. Her family had fled on time to Argentina. Her great-granddaughter Madelaine Linden, born in Buenos Aires, cited from letters her ancestress wrote to her family in Buenos Aires.

World Women's Day in Stuttgart

World Women's Day in Stuttgart


School project of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation
Workshop in the HOUSE OF HISTORY BADEN-WURTTEMBERG with the students of the Wildermuth-Gymnasium in Tubinga.

Schulprojekt Bild

Schulprojekt Bild

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