Two months prior to the full-scale attack on Ukraine, Russian authorities banned Memorial, the human rights group dedicated to the restoration of historical truth about Soviet crimes. The war against history laid the foundations for the real war against Ukraine. How can individuals, communities and states come to terms with historical trauma and crimes?
In this workshop, we will discuss experiences of historical reckoning from Russia, Norway, and Brazil to share lessons learned and identify ways to face the past in order to break free from the cycle of denial, repression and violence.
Aage Borchgrevink, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Norwegian Association of non-fiction writers and translators (NFFO) jointly host the WEXFO side event: