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Historical enlightenment # Legal punishment # Political cultures of memory

 

All over the world, political cultures of remembrance shape the confrontation with human rights violations, especially genocide and mass murder. We have begun to search for archives and museums of the human history of survival. 

Political cultures of memory are no guarantee of success for democracy and human rights. They cannot replace the always open debate and dialogue, nor can the search for justice be subordinated to state or power-political interests. This would be done at the cost of violating human dignity, which must be first and foremost respected.

We attach particular importance to the documentation of initiatives that are committed to memory, dialogue and an open historical-political debate.