On August 21, 2019, at the Bremen House of Science, we had the opportunity to present the online platform TerraOblita.com, created within the framework of the educational project "Memory – Wiki - In the footsteps of the memory of the “forgotten” victims of National Socialism in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Germany". In particular, we talked about the main objectives of the online platform, the principles of its operation and how to propose a text for publication. Students from Rostov and Dnipro also talked about some memorable places in their cities. The report of the invited historian Dr. Jens Binner, Head of the Communication and Events Department of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation, on the forced labour of Soviet citizens who were deported to Germany in 1941-1945, was received with great interest. The event was held in two languages (German and Russian) has been very well received.
The platform was created as part of the “Memory – Wiki - In the footsteps of the memory of the “forgotten” victims of National Socialism in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Germany,” organized by the Berlin public association “KONTAKTE-KOHTAKTbI”.
The idea and the content of the website were developed by the students of history at four universities: Bremen University, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don and the National Research University "Higher School of Economics", Moscow.
The project was carried out by the association "KONTAKTE-KOHTAKTbI" with the support of the foundations “Erinnerung Lindau” and “Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft”, as well as the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.