French-German project | Movie | 2012-2015
Questioning our memory of the Holocaust in Europe, using the specific case of today’s Ukraine.
Born in 2012, the project Re-Mind. Following the Memory of the Shoah in Ukraine, has been launched by Histoire de Savoir(s) in the straight continuity of its project Shalom Ukraïna. It gathered a team of 10 young Europeans from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Ukraine. The goal was to create an interactive and intercultural pedagogical tool, for young Europeans, in order to lead them to question their own memory of the Holocaust.
After several working sessions (photos available here), the team went around Ukraine to discover, investigate, interrogate and film traces of the Shoah in Ukraine, with one question as common thread: “What is memory?”
Faithful to the working methods of the association, the short documentary made (20mn), is a true collective and intercultural creation, which production could not have been possible without each’s skills and complementarity (theoretical and scientific, linguistic and cultural, digital and technical…). Hence, this project is fully embedded in popular education through learning, transferable skills and know-how, which existed amongst participants, professionals, and historians involved.
By conveying the movie, their discoveries can be transmitted to the public, as well as their own understanding of the subject, their own vision of memory in general, and especially the memory of the Holocaust through the complex case of Ukraine. It is a real civic involvement, aiming at decrying the barbaric nature of Nazi crimes, and questioning our relationship, as youngsters, to this marking event of the 20th Century; it also represents an involvement to share several values: the respect of the other, of living together and peace.
The movie is duty-free, made available for everyone, with the single condition to respect the spirit and values promoted by its creators. For French or German version, contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The trailer :
You can also discover an extract via this link: https://vimeo.com/119528793
Crédit photo : Matthias Crépel et Histoire de Savoir(s)
Philip Van den Pluym
Under the aegis of Histoire de Savoir(s):
Photographs and videos: Matthias Crépel, Claire Jeandroz (Les films des deux mains), Histoire de Savoir(s)
Graphic design: Nicolas Sekulak
Sound: Dimitri Dinos
With the precious help of:
Special thanks to the persons that have accepted to testify and/or to answer our questions.
With the financing of the former programmes “Youth in Action”, now known as Erasmus +