In “So Much the Beginning Has Never Been - The Liberation in April 1945 and its Aftermath” (download a German version here), Prof. Grieger describes the situation of the liberated concentration camp prisoners and forced laborers, but also of the city population and former National Socialists.
The lecture offers a unique insight into a time of change and uncertainty. At the same time, he asks how our society remembers what happened 75 years ago today. The perspective of the end of the Second World War has been subject to a change of meaning several times since then, and with increasing distance, it is all the more important that memorial days such as April 10th do not lose their importance.
You can download the whole German lecture by Prof. Dr. Manfred as a .pdf document here.
This text was written in cooperation with Städtischen Erinnerungskultur of the city capital of Hannover.