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Liberation: student reports on ex concentration camps in FVG

Photos to transmit memories, as part of a European project

23 April, 20:01
(ANSA) - UDINE, 23 APR - Udine, April 23 - Almost on the eve of the 76th anniversary of Italy's liberation from the Nazi occupation and the fascist regime, five students from the Universities of Udine and Trieste participated yesterday in one of the sessions of the International Workshop on Photography and Memory.

The workshop took place at the former nazi concentration camps of Gonars and Visco (Udine). About 35 people take part in the workshop, from 6 countries: Italy, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. The initiative takes place as part of the European MEME project, Meeting memories of which the University of Udine is an Italian partner.

"Thanks to the preparatory work sessions conducted by photographers Sandra Vitaljić and Saša Kralj, the participants - explained Natka Badurina, professor of the Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication, and Society and contact person of the MEME project for the University of Udine - experimented on the ground the photographic medium as a tool for the transmission of memories." The historian and researcher Ferruccio Tassin, who collected for decades of testimonies and data on the two concentration camps, committed himself to disseminating awareness, especially among young people and schools, accompanied the students.

"The photos taken by the participants in the International Workshop during the visits organized by the partners of the MEME project to the concentration camps in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Bosnia - said Elisa Copetti, external education officer of the Friulian university -, will be selected by the curators and presented to the public on Monday 26 April on the Documenta-Center for Dealing with the Past website." The "Meeting Memories: Learning from the Past to Confront Dehumanization Today" project aims to remind European citizens of dehumanization and scapegoat in the 30s and 40s of the 20th century and produce food for thought concerning similar policies that are still alive today. (ANSA).

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