Reconciliation Needs Remembrance: The German-Polish Case

  • Geert Franzenburg University of Münster
Keywords: remembrance, reconciliation, dialogue, ecumenical


The paper emphasizes the relationship between reconciliation and remembrance by evaluating examples of German—Polish discourses during the 20th century concerning the intrapersonal, interpersonal, intracultural, intercultural, and transcultural aspects from an ecumenical oriented Lutheran point of view. Based on research about remembrance, reconciliation (and resilience), and on the partnership between Münster and Lublin, it suggests a curriculum of reconciliation oriented remembrance for common projects of ecumenical and transcultural dialogue by sharing experiences and by facilitating rituals, which make them sustainable.


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