ifa blog

Interviews, essays, reports – in the ifa blog, the diverse topics of the ifa are vividly presented in various formats.

'The Grey Masses are Exciting'

79 years ago, something dreadful was discussed in a villa at lake Wannsee in Berlin: the systematic organisation of the mass murder of Europe's Jews. Matthias Haß is committed to ...

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Andreas Nachama, historian, rabbi and former director of the documentation centre Topography of Terror in Berlin-Mitte

The Puzzle Pieces of Life

For decades, the rabbi and historian Andreas Nachama has been committed to fostering dialogue between religions. He directed the documentation centre Topography of Terror in Berlin for ...

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'Bruderkuss' between Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker by Dimitriy Vrubel on the monument East Side Gallery in Berlin.

The Power of Feelings

What role do feelings play in politics? And which emotions do we associate with Europe? Daphne Büllesbach, a European activist, discussed this topic during her lecture tour through the ...

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Container of the refugee camp Skaramangas in Greece.

Opportunities in the Crisis

'We can do this' – four words that have had a lasting influence on the debate on integration in Germany. Where do we stand today? Where does Europe’s migration policy stand? These are ...

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Indian women hold their wet saris to dry in the sun during a demonstration for an old-age poverty pension

The Brave Women of Pune

What does the history of the German women’s movement since the fall of the Berlin Wall have to do with the life of women in Asia? During her lecture tour through Malaysia, Singapore and ...

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Cartoon: A bullet missed four influencial people until it hits a child

How a Cartoonist Re-learned Drawing

A journalist writes a critical article about the president and is imprisoned the next day... What sounds to German ears like the beginning of a political thriller is virtually everyday ...

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Berlin-Pankow, Bornholmer Straße, Berlin, Gedenkstätte am Platz des 9. November 1989

The Voice of the Silent

Whether in front of the camera as commander of a concentration camp or behind it, searching for the blind spot in inner German history: the culture of remembrance is a matter of concern ...

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