AKADEMIE-DIALOG with Wolfgang Benz.
Those Who Do Not Remember Repeat Their Mistakes
At the start of the new series AKADEMIE-DIALOG, Wolfgang Benz, a historian focusing on prejudice research, and Jeanine Meerapfel, Akademie president and filmmaker, discuss xenophobia and preconceived negative stereotypes using the book Juden unerwünscht (2016). An aversion towards victims of genocide and the reasons behind it, as well as a comparison to today’s fear of Muslims are the focus. Can a lack of legal recourse and the past's sins of omission lead to new resentments in Germany?