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Human rights and democracy education in the Munich Documentation Centre for the history of national socialism and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site: pedagogical approaches of understanding and learning from the Holocaust

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dc.contributor.supervisor Jaeger, Stephan (German and Slavic Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Hein, Esther
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-22T19:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-22T19:40:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2019-02-25T18:54:52Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33791
dc.description.abstract This project seeks to examine what museal techniques are implemented in memorial sites and documentation centres in contemporary Germany in order to convey historical knowledge about the era of the National Socialism and the Holocaust. A comparative examination of two Bavarian institutions and their exhibitions is conducted: the permanent exhibition of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism (NS Dokumentationszentrum München, 2015) and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau, since 1965). The thesis analyzes how historical-political knowledge can be used to enhance human rights and democracy education today so that historical events remain relevant in the present and future. Based on the theoretical concepts of “empathy” and “distance” as well as “authenticity” and “aura”, this study examines the potential learning opportunities and processes of prototypical German high school students within these museal representations. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Holocaust Education en_US
dc.subject Museum Research en_US
dc.subject Human Rights Education en_US
dc.subject Germany en_US
dc.subject Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism en_US
dc.subject Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site en_US
dc.subject German highschool students en_US
dc.subject empathy en_US
dc.subject historical distance en_US
dc.subject aura en_US
dc.subject authenticity en_US
dc.subject German cultural memory en_US
dc.title Human rights and democracy education in the Munich Documentation Centre for the history of national socialism and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site: pedagogical approaches of understanding and learning from the Holocaust en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline German and Slavic Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Heberger, Alexandra (German and Slavic Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Muller, Adam (English, Theatre, Film & Media) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2019 en_US


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