OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “STOLEN CHILDREN” 20 NOVEMBER AND 22 NOVEMBER 2023 IN BERLIN
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “Stolen Children”, which we conceived in cooperation with the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, Alexander Latotzky from Germany and Leonardo Fossati from Argentina reported on the forced separation from their families and the theft of their identities in the Bundestag and the Rotes Rathaus in Berlin.
The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Kai Wegner, Evelyn Zupke, SED Victims’ Commissioner at the German Bundestag, Rainer Huhle, Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg, and the Argentinian Ambassador to Germany, Fernando Brun, opened the exhibition, which will remain open to the public in the Rotes Rathaus until November 29, 2023.
The exhibition “Niños robados. Gestohlene Kinder. Stolen Children” can be ordered on the website of the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany. The exhibition is available in German, Spanish and English as a printed poster set in DIN A1 format and as a print file in 85 (W) X 200 (H) centimeter format for your cultural and educational work.
INVITATION TO THE 1. MEMORIA TALK
organized by the “Memoria-legal working group” of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation
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We are pleased to invite you to our 1 Memoria Talk on the occasion of the anniversary of the German arrest warrants against Jorge Rafael Videla, Emilio Eduardo Massera and Carlos Guillermo Suarez Mason 28 of November 2003.
Jorge Videla was General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army in Argentina during the period from March 24 to July 3, 1978, and de facto President of the State at that time. In this capacity, he and others established a regime of terror, including a repressive apparatus with hierarchical command structures, with the aim of systematically killing political dissidents. Among the victims were also German citizens. For the first time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German prosecutor’s office issued international arrest warrants against former members of the government of a foreign state for the murder of German citizens and requested their extradition.
Contemporary witnesses, lawyers and scholars in international criminal law look back at the historic developments and discuss their impact on international criminal law.
Scholarship of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation for students of the MA “Conflict, Memory and Peace” of the University of Eichstätt-Inglostadt!
María Camila López Salazar and Sebastián Suárez Cruz will receive the scholarship by the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation for their stay at the partner university Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá in the framework of the binational double degree program MA “Conflict, Memory and Peace”.
María Camila López Salazar, lawyer, completed her studies at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia. During her academic and professional training, she was interested in working with vulnerable communities, migration flows and human rights.
Sebastián Suárez Cruz is a political scientist and studied philosophy at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia. During his academic and professional training, he has been interested in Colombian history, conflict studies, and different areas of philosophy.
ANNUAL REPORT 2022
5TH SYMPOSIUM OF THE ELISABETH KÄSEMANN FOUNDATION, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EICHSTÄTT-INGOLSTADT
Colonia Dignidad –a German-Chilean History from the Perspective of Science, Legal Processing and Public Staging
Our scholarship holder in St. Andrews, Scotland. Ana-Feliz Sindermann
Hi, my name is Ana-Feliz and this past year I have been studying International Relations, Management and Philosophy at the University of S. Andrews, Scotland. At the beginning of my studies, the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation graciously awarded me with a scholarship. Living and studying in St. Andrews was awesome! Student life in the UK is characterized by traditions, such as formal ball gowns and university halls, where students live, eat and learn together. St. Andrews is a small, beautiful town right next to the sea that has many old buildings, small, cobblestoned alleyways and quite a few cafés. This is where you could find me most of the time – walking alongside the beach with my friends or sitting in a café, enjoying our hot drinks, and discussing whatever we could think of. Often, we would talk about human rights and restrictive policies, and what living in a less democratic environment than Europe is like – some of my friends are from Hong Kong and China. A highly interesting topic in my opinion, that has only been gaining influence and importance over the years and that I would like to study in depth. These talks and our diverging opinions as well as my overall experience were very enriching culturally, socially, and academically. I’m thankful for this opportunity, and especially to the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation. As you may know, living in the UK is not inexpensive. The scholarship helped me tremendously so that I could do both, focus on my studies and spend time with friends or explore St. Andrews. Many thanks again!