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"Nie geht es nur um Vergangenheit" // Book presentation and talk with Wolfgang Benz, Johannes Czwalina and Dan Shambicco // German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:00

begin 25.2.2019 7:00 PM
end 25.2.2019
Location Leipzig

There are now only a few living witnesses of World War II, and soon we will only be able to hear second-hand accounts. In the book "Nie geht es nur um Vergangenheit" ("It’s never just about the past"), former refugees who now live close to the trilateral border between Germany, France and Switzerland or whose escape routes took them through this area talk about their life-changing experiences.

They speak of cowardice and denunciation, yet also of courage and helpfulness. The book gives a voice not only to the last remaining Holocaust survivors and their children, but also to descendants of perpetrators who still suffer today as a result of the crimes committed by their ancestors. "Nie geht es nur um Vergangenheit" makes it clear that the past and the present cannot be considered separately.
Editors Wolfgang Benz, Johannes Czwalina and Dan Shambicco present their latest publication and read passages from the book.

Event organised by the German National Library’s German Exile Archive 1933–1945.

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Date of event

Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:00

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Book directly using the booking form or call: +49 69 1525-1961

Costs

Free admission

Venue

Lecture hall at the German National Library in Leipzig

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