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Digital Testimony Collections about Nazi Persecution History, Education and Media

B) Education

The didactic potential of audio and video interviews opens up a large number of new opportunities for history education. This applies for both schools and corresponding offerings at history exhibitions and memorial sites. The education section will therefore ask what methodological approaches and didactic targets have been developed for coming to terms with audio-visual sources. Are there already theories concerning didactics of oral history? How are the individual experience biographies contextualised in history? What role do emotions on the part of students play when dealing with the interviews? To what extent are the different education products moulded by the respective national narratives and different relationships to National Socialism? What opportunities do the new web technologies of a Web2.0 open up and what risks are associated with this? Can digital interview archives promote problem-based learning in the subject of history?