Europäische Zeitgeschichte Digitale Geschichte und Historiographie

Eichmann in the Cold War - a DVD film project

29 September 2021

Eichmann in the Cold War - a DVD film project
Hands on History Lecture with Irmgard Zündorf, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF).

The reporting on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1961 is considered one of the first international media events. At the same time, the trial marked a turning point in society's examination of the Holocaust and was very much in the spirit of the Cold War. The two German states also regularly reported on the trial in various media. These contemporary video clips, audio documents and newspaper articles were researched, compiled and commented on in a two-year project with students of Public History at the FU Berlin. The results are presented in the form of a DVD.

The lecture traces the project from the idea to the implementation as a student project and presents the result in the form of the DVD.

Irmgard Zündorf is a visiting research scientist at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg). She studied social and economic history at the Ruhr-University Bochum and obtained her PhD at the University of Potsdam (2004). From 1998 until 2001 she worked at the Museum of Contemporary History (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) in Bonn and from 2004 until 2006 at the Museum for Military History (Militärhistorisches Museum) in Dresden. In 2005/6 she assisted the expert-commission founded by the German government to consider the future of the GDR memory culture. Since 2008 she has been a research associate for university cooperative venture and knowledge transfer initiative at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF). In this position she has been responsible for the cooperation between the ZZF and museums and memorial sites. In addition she coordinates the Master’s programme in Public History at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. She has been teaching since 2008 at the FU on topics of Public History – such as memory culture.


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

14.00 - 15.00

Online - Webex

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