National Hannah Conference In Dresden, 13 + 14 June 2022


On June 13-14, the HANNAH national Conference “Jewish Life today“, was held at KulturCentrale in Dresden, Germany. More than 150 guests participated in a wide range of cultural and art activities including oral history workshops, the screening of the documentary episodes about Hamburg and Dresden, discussions regarding the use of innovative tools with the aim of combatting antisemitism and using image sources to discuss and learn about antisemitism and the Holocaust. All HANNAH project results were presented by the JKPeV giving the possibility to guests to ask questions and inquire further information about the HANNAH project and its outputs. The music performance by TROjKA and the art exhibition of Marion Kahnemann BEGEGNUNGEN – TEXTE ALS FUNDSTÜCKE were among the highlights of the event. The organising team of Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. and Centropa would like to thank the band TROjKA, the historian Daniel Ristau, the director of the Jewish Week in Dresden, Avery Gosfield and the artist Marion Kahnemann, as well as all volunteers for their generous support.


“The HANNAH conference was very interesting and so multi-faceted. I especially liked that there were art exhibitions and concerts in addition to workshops and discusssino rounds. At the end, everyone really danced when the trio TROjKA played!”


“I found the documentaries about Hamburg and Dresden incredibly interesting. I especially liked the fact that so many different people with various backgrounds got a chance to speak in the films.”


“At the two-day national HANNAH conference in Dresden, I got to learn not only about historical and current structures of antisemitism, but also about current Jewish life in Germany. A variety of actors in the field of remembrance, Jewish community life, and education gave us an insight into their work.”


“The HANNAH National Conference in Dresden offered a variety of perspectives and insights into Jewish life in Germany from the 19th century until today. The lively and engaging conference allowed me to delve into a variety of potential learning materials for students, especially in high school and university.”