Robert Hamrdla Lecture

"The Berlin Memorial: How Germany Remembers the Holocaust" 


Replay the April 12, 2018, lecture by Hamrdla, who discussed the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe—which consists of more than 2,700 concrete slabs taking up nearly five acres of land in the heart of Berlin. Germany built the memorial as a place of living memory so that the horrors of the Holocaust, and Germany’s role in it, would not be forgotten. Hamrdla also discussed the memorial’s role in German politics today, as well as the praise and criticism it has received internally and internationally.