The era of eyewitness accounts about the Holocaust is approaching its end. Only few survivors of the Nazi regime can still speak from their own experience - or talk about those people who were murdered in the Holocaust. What remains are literary testimonies and countless video interviews with survivors - as well as the question of how we want to deal with this legacy in the future. Reason enough to focus on the history of Holocaust testimonies, to explore the complex relationship between eyewitness and interviewer, medium and society.
Here, the focus is placed on the memory of the Holocaust as it has been passed on in interviews and recordings of public appearances of survivors. It becomes a narrative - wrested from a trauma and, at the same time, the product of relationships and interests, depending on its respective context in politics and society, in court or in school classes, for research, television, or cinema.
The exhibition "End of Testimony?" scrutinizes the "making of" interviews and their social role since 1945 and provides insights into the video collection of the Flossenbürg Memorial, with interviews that have never been shown before.
25 October 2023 - 31 July 2024
At the University Library Regensburg
Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 7.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
If you are interested in a guided tour, please contact us via email: ausstellung.zeitzeugenschaft
"End of Testimony?" is an exhibition of Flossenbürg Memorial and the Jewish Museum Hohenems (Austria). It is shown at the University Library Regensburg in collaboration with the Center for Commemorative Culture.