On January 26th, CGE’s Moritz Borchardt was invited to Tallinn by the Eesti Mälu Instituut / Estonian Institute of Historical Memory to speak on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
His talk, titled “Does the past matter? The role of active remembrance and heritage in the 21st century”, focused on the role of remembrance as primarily moral education and the importance of a broader understanding of remembrance as the foundation for actively engaging with the past, but also the present and the future.
Taking place at the conference hall of the Estonian Parliament and with other speeches covering topics like the origins of Antisemitism and Jewish culture, the event is sure to have provided plenty of food for thought for all involved.
We would like to thank the Eesti Mälu Instituut and director Meelis Maripuu for the invitation, generous hospitality and this opportunity to share our civil society take on remembrance.
Similarly, we would like to thank hon. Ambassador Christoph Eichhorn and staff members from the Saksa saatkond Tallinnas – Deutsche Botschaft Tallinn for their time, questions and networking about potential cooperations with CGE Erfurt e.V. in the future.