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Preventing antisemitism: Volkswagen helps ‚Flashes of Reminiscence’ visits


An extra go to of ‚Flashes of Reminiscence. Images in the course of the Holocaust’ ended as of late and allowed Volkswagen workers from completely different Group services to see the exhibition, which continues to be on view till January 28, 2024, on the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin. The visits in November 2023 and January 2024 are a joint effort of the Group and its workers to deepen the remembrance work within the context of the exhibition that has been on view since March 2023. Additional to encounters with pictures and movies that are visible data of deportations of Jewish individuals, dwelling circumstances in Jewish ghettos and the liberation of focus camps, the company additionally meet Dieter Landenberger, Volkswagen’s Head of Heritage, to debate views for a vivid and robust tradition of remembrance and the continued must battle racism, discrimination and antisemitism. The exhibition options visible paperwork whose creators weren’t solely Jewish photographers but additionally Nazi personnel and allied troopers. They belong to the gathering of the World Holocaust Remembrance Middle Yad Vashem.

The Volkswagen Group has additionally invited college students from the Carl Hahn Faculty in Wolfsburg to journey to Berlin and go to the exhibition. Responding to the necessity to higher perceive what it means to be pressured to flee and the way assist might be offered to refugees, the group of scholars initiated the ‚Individuals assist the Individuals’ venture. Honoring this initiative, Volkswagen’s Youth and Trainee Council along with Vocational Coaching representatives introduced the Sara Frenkel Award for respect, tolerance and civic braveness to the venture staff. The award is called after Sara Frenkel, a former pressured laborer and a Holocaust survivor, who inspired quite a few younger individuals to become involved with remembrance work, and who led a life-long battle in opposition to antisemitism.

The exhibition visits lengthen Volkswagen’s wide-ranging remembrance work that’s based mostly on the dedication to study from the corporate historical past and making the Group an energetic ally within the battle in opposition to antisemitism, discrimination and racism.

Benita von Maltzahn, Director Cultural Engagement der Volkswagen Group: ‚Because of the robust curiosity within the exhibition, ‚Flashes of Reminiscence’ stays longer on view in Berlin. It’s a blunt proof of the cruelest results of ruthless antisemitism, and it’s a highly effective reminder that’s wanted right now greater than ever earlier than. By no means once more, Germany or another nation on this planet can settle for antisemitism. As companion of the exhibition, we’ve got helped to create a platform for the broader public in addition to for our workers to interact with this matter and the learnings.’

For the reason that opening of the exhibition ‚Flashes of Reminiscence. Images in the course of the Holocaust.’, Volkswagen has been serving as training companion. On this position, Volkswagens supported the event and implementation of ‚Ask Me!’ and ‚Shut Up!’. On Thursday afternoons, Friday afternoons and weekend afternoons, the ‚Ask Me!’ format invitations guests to deal with guides with all their related questions concerning the featured visible data. As soon as a month, ‚Shut Up!’ permits exhibition guests to fulfill scientists and researchers who share their views on particular matters addressed by the exhibition in public talks. Each packages can be found without charge.

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