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Press preview and opening of our new special exhibition

Never Again. Back Again. Still There. Right-Wing Extremism in Germany since 1945

29|11|2017–02|04|2018

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
NS-Doku­mentationszentrum München, Brienner Str. 34
11 a.m. Press preview (special exhibition area, 1st floor)
7 p.m. Opening (auditorium)

Speakers at the opening:

Winfried Nerdinger
Founding director of NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Dieter Reiter
Mayor of the City of Munich

Charlotte Knobloch
President of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München
und Oberbayern

Der Schoß, fruchtbar noch? Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg von populistischem Extremismus, von Rassismus und Nazismus
Heribert Prantl
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Press representatives are cordially invited to take part in both events. Please apply for accreditation until Friday, November 24, 2017 via presse.nsdoku(at)muenchen.de or phone +49 89 233-67014 an. We are looking forward to your participation.

Save-the-Date, 16.10.2017

Exhibition opening: Never Again. Back Again. Still There. Right-Wing Extremism in Germany since 1945 | November 29, 2017 — April 2, 2018

On November 28, 2017 the new special exhibition "Never Again. Back Again. Still There. Right-Wing Extremism in Germany since 1945" will open.

Please save the following dates:

Tuesday, 28.11.2017
11 a.m. Press preview
19 p.m. Opening with high-ranking speakers
NS-Dokumentationszentrum München, Brienner Str. 34, 80333 München

The murders committed by the right-wing extremist terrorist cell “Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund” (National Socialist Underground) and the attacks on asylum seekers’ accommodation and on refugees themselves in recent years have increased public awareness of right-wing extremism and right-wing extremist violence. Right-wing populist parties are currently fuelling euroscepticism and xenophobia. Alleged German “patriots” are mustering to “save the Western world” and are contributing to a brutalisation of language and ideas.

The exhibition “Never Again. Yet Again. Still Active. Right-wing Extremism in Germany since 1945” documents the activities, actors, ideologies and strategies of the extreme Right since the end of the war. The main focus is on Munich and Bavaria. What elements make up this anti-democratic and inhuman ideology? What means are used to disseminate these ideas? To what extent and why do some of these elements appeal to the mainstream of society? What makes some people adopt right-wing extremist attitudes?

The exhibition is being staged in cooperation with the Fachstelle für Demokratie der Landeshauptstadt München (Munich Democracy Centre) and the Antifaschistische Informations-, Dokumentations- und Archivstelle München e. V. (a.i.d.a.) (Munich Anti-fascist Information, Documentation and Archive Centre).

Accreditation: presse.nsdoku (at) muenchen.de | Tel +49 89 233-67014

Press release, 05.10.2017

Prize for educational projects about National Socialism

The Munich City Council has commissioned the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism to award a prize for outstanding publications, activities or projects that make a major contribution to educating the public about National Socialism, about the crimes of the Nazi regime and about the consequences and continuing impact of the Nazi era. The prize, worth 8,000 euros, will be awarded every two years from 2018 onwards. 

In selecting the projects the jury will be looking for high-quality contributions with a broad social impact that are both in tune with the times and oriented towards the future. A jury of six experts from German-speaking countries and five honorary members of the City Council will propose international publications and projects for discussion and then recommend a candidate to receive the prize. The final decision about the selection of the winner will be taken by the City Council.

“The inflammatory slogans of hatred once again being spread on a large scale today by right-wing populists and right-wing extremists bear a shocking resemblance to Nazi propaganda. The extreme right wing’s xenophobia, anti-Semitism and obliviousness to history are now penetrating mainstream society. We must counter this with a decisive 'Never again!',” said Dr. Hans-Georg Küppers, Cultural Officer for the City of Munich.

“Our task at the Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism is to educate the public and to make clear where the inhuman ideology of the Right has its roots. The prize which we will award from 2018 onwards will honour contributions that support our work,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Nerdinger, Founding Director of the Documentation Centre.

[Translate to Englisch:] Pressemeldung, 26.10.2017

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