“Interactions. Explorations of Good Practice in Educational Work with Videotaped Testimonies of Victims of National Socialism” Book Release

“Interactions. Explorations of Good Practice in Educational Work with Videotaped Testimonies of Victims of National Socialism”, the fourth volume in the series "Education with Testimonies", is now available for download.

According to estimates, there are over 100,000 video testimonies with victims of National Socialism. Many of the interview archives are easily accessed, including some that are available on the Internet for free. While teachers are hesitant in making use of these source materials, learners are familiar with the figure of the eye-witness as communicated via film and television. But what can be taught with the help of what in cinematographic terms is often criticized as "talking heads"? What constitutes a good learning setting? And how do users interact with the - usually digitized - video testimonies and  collections that are often available online?

In January 2017 experienced educators and researchers attended an international workshop on "Localisation of video testimonies with victims of National Socialism in educational Programmes" and discussed what constitutes good practice in this specific form of educational work. This volume is the result of these discussions and provides an insight into the conceptual and practical ideas on which the various programs are based. The book also has a focus on video testimonies presented at historical exhibitions and includes contributions from many countries, such as Belarus, Canada, Israel, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Netherlands and South Africa.

The volume was presented by _erinnern.at_ in Berlin on 9 April 2018.

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