Posts categorized under: Memory and remembrance

Letters of Stone: An exhibition - the fate of a Jewish family in Berlin

Exhibition Poster Letters of Stone. Photo: Heike Becker.
Photo: Heike Becker.

Steven Robins’ long-term project of tracing his family’s past from South Africa to Berlin and back has recently taken a productive new turn with the opening of an extraordinary exhibition at the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain Museum in Berlin.

The exhibition, conceived by Stellenbosch University Anthropologist Robins and the …

German Colonialism, Genocide, and Memory: Politics and an Exhibition

German colonial clock. Photo: Deutsches Historische Museum.
German colonial clock. Photo: Deutsches Historische Museum.

When former German Foreign Minister Joseph ‘Joschka’ Fischer visited the Namibian capital Windhoek in October 2003 he went on record to say that there would be no apology that might give grounds for reparations for the first genocide of the 20th century, which …