history4 peace on peacecamp

Dear participants

You were asked to prepare a few topic for the history-workshops and to present them as a group.

Your presentations should be short and concise, and allow discussion and dialogue.

I would be happy if you could present your contributions in form of “poster sessions”: each group should exhibit one or more poster(s) to outline their topic, explain their posters shortly, and answer questions.

It would be very helpful if you could prepare your posters at home and bring them ready to the peacecamp. .

Thank you for preparing this for us.

Kind regards from Vienna

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Please take notice of the revised timetable for peacecamp 2011.
It is subject to change, but mandatory for all participants who are expected to attend, and to take part in, all the activities:

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Please double-check the list "what to bring"

Dear group-coordinators,
Dear participants
please make sure to double-check before you close your suitcases, as a few more items may be added to the list in the course of the next days

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Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial in Vienna

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial Also known as the Nameless Library, the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial commemorates the Austrian victims of the Holocaust. It's by far the most intriguing and moving installation of its kind in the country.

The Holocaust memorial in Vienna was an original initiative of Simon Wiesenthal, a well-known spokesman for Holocaust victims. Designed by the British artist Rachel Whiteread, it took many years to complete due to numerous political and aesthetic controversies. The 4-metre tall steel and concrete construction was finally unveiled in 2000. The installation features cast library shelves that seems as if they have been turned inside out. The book spines face inwards and the titles of books cannot be seen; neither can their content. The shelves seem to be occupied by countless copies of the same book, which represents the staggering number of the Holocaust victims.

The image of the book refers to the common concept of the Jews as the People of the Book. Part of the installation is also a large double door with the panels turned inside out, deprived of handles or knobs and thus impossible to open. The memorial has been internationally acclaimed as pointing to the blank space in Europe's cultural tissue that was generated by the Holocaust of the European Jews.

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A book to read before you come

For those of you who are not acquainted with the Israei-Palestinian issue this book could be a nice introduction into the subject

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