(machine translated) Exhibition: "Your Anne" A girl makes history by Haus der Jugend Barmen at Wuppertal Barmen

(machine translated) Exhibition accompaniments for school classes/youth groups:

Monday to Friday between 08.30 - 16.30

Registrations are required at: emelyne.dusenge@stadt.wuppertal.de

The focus here is on the tried-and-tested concept of "youth accompanies young people":

Young people aged 16 and over are involved as exhibition companions. In a training seminar, they got to know the contents and backgrounds of the exhibition and methods of mediation and, as peer guides, convey the topic to other young people and stimulate discussions about it.

The exhibition is freely accessible to the public at the following times:

Wednesdays between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Public guided tour for adults on January 22, 2020 at 5 p.m.

The Barmen District Library will be presenting books, audiobooks and films on Anne Frank and beyond on the topic "Jewish life in the time of National Socialism in Germany and Wuppertal".

The media can also be borrowed from the library.

The organiseers reserve the right to exercise their right to own their property and to deny or exclude access to or exclude persons belonging to far-right parties or organisations belonging to the far-right scene or who have already appeared in the past through racist, nationalist, anti-Semitic or other inhumane statements.

Framework programme:


Tuesday 07.01.2020 | 6 p.m.

Opening of the exhibition with the patron Mayor Andreas Mucke and the director of the Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin Patrick Siegele

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 7 p.m.

"The Thinking Heart" - The Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-1943 (© Reinbek 1985)

Reading with Julia Wolff

An event of the meeting place Old Synagogue in cooperation with the child and youth protection department of the Department of Youth & Leisure.

"I want to live a long time, so that I can explain it again later, and if I am not allowed to do so, well, then another will live my life from where mine was interrupted [...]." (Etty Hillesum)

Etty Hillesum began recording in March 1941. Her diary shows a high level of spiritual maturity, humour and unwavering honesty. Etty Hillesum tirelessly conducts self-analysis, testifying to a life marked by persecution, fear, harassment and menace, but also by love, solidarity and faith.

Etty Hillesum was murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau on 30 November 1943. Nearly forty years after her assassination, her diaries were deciphered and published beyond Holland.

House of Youth Barmen | Admission: €3.00

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 7 p.m.

"Se war us nit kaputt" - Wuppertal youth against the Nazis (1929-1945)

Event with the historian Stephan Stracke

An important part of the resistance against the Nazis in Wuppertal came from young people. Some had been organised before 1933, others had become radicalised in self-protection groups in the fight against sA.

In addition, colourful groups were often named "Edelweisspiraten", which often also tangiblely put the Hitler Youth in their limits with their claim to the whole German youth. The Nazi regime reacted very sharply and with all force to all resistance. Those who stood out were arrested, beaten and often tortured. Those who were too young for the adult prison or a concentration camp were locked up in special youth concentration camps or in care centres. Few young people were able to escape the Nazis and flee abroad.

House of Youth Barmen | Admission free

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

"Knowledge is power"

A rap workshop with Kutlu Yurtseven

Do you listen to rap music in your spare time? Do you like to write your own texts? Are you musical and creative?

Then you are in good hands in this project. In the first part of the project you will evaluate rap texts critically and deal with the topics of tolerance and respect.

With the professional guidance and support of Kutlu Yurtseven - musician of the hip-hop group "Microphone Mafia" (Cologne), actor and educator - a bridge is then struck to people who were persecuted and murdered during the Nazi era and the crimes of the right-wing extremist terrorist group NSU (1999-2011). For this purpose, own texts are written and set to music.

House of Youth Barmen | closed event

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 4-6:30 p.m.

"The Search" - A History Comic of the Anne Frank House Amsterdam 2007

Workshop to try out for young people aged 14 and over, for teachers, parents and grandparents | Head: Dr. Ulrike Schrader

An event of the meeting place Old Synagogue in cooperation with the child and youth protection department of the Department of Youth & Leisure.

The comic "The Search" is a life-like approach to anti-Semitism and the persecution of The Jews: The grandmother Esther tells her grandson Daniel and his friend Jeroen about her childhood, a Jewish childhood in Nazi Germany and in the occupied Netherlands. The two boys listen with excitement – until they have an idea and surprise the old lady with a big news...

The fictional family history conveys facts and historical connections on about 60 comic pages. Above all, however, it offers a look at people in decision-making situations.

This comic is joined by in-depth material on eight different focal points: the comic as a medium, the question of fictionality and historical reality, the roles of victims, helpers, viewers and perpetrators, the Holocaust in comics and forms of memory today. Together we read the comic and try out the materials.

The number of participants is limited to 30 people.

Registrations: 0202 | 563 2843 or info@alte-synagoge-wuppertal.de

House of Youth Barmen | Admission free

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7 p.m.

An honourable Family - The Microphone Mafia - More Than Just Music

Musical reading with Kutlu Yurtseven and Rossi Pennino

"Enthusiastic", "impressed", "moved" are frequent reactions to concerts by "Bejarano & Microphone Mafia". They would give "courage to speak out against racism and war".

When Rossi Pennino and Kutlu Yurtseven rap in Turkish, Italian and German, they look back on about 30 years of "Microphone Mafia". Their history and the personal history of these two can be found in the book. Growing up in the shadow of the Bayer works, they first pay tribute to the first generation of those migrant workers who "gave everything".

They always stood for the self-confidence of hip-hop, which does not ask na18ch the CV. In addition to carefree pieces, these characterize the band's repertoire through the arson attacks of the 1990s. Kutlu experienced the NSU assassination on Cologne's Keupstraße up close – just reason enough to position himself beyond music in initiatives or on the stage.

House of Youth Barmen | Admission free

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

School Theatre Anne Frank - on the trail of forgetting

Documentary biographical theatre with objects and dolls from 12 years.

"Artisanen Berlin" in cooperation with the educational protection of children and youth and the House of Youth Barmen, sponsored by the NRW Culture Secretariat and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

"How wonderful it is that no one has to wait a minute to start changing the world."

In contrast to its author, Anne Frank's red-and-white checkered diary miraculously survived. Anne's words become the object of memory; their message, which lifts the boundaries of what can be said, lives on. Initially, the girl has the same problems as pubescent people today: family, infatuation, loneliness and the search for her own self. But the normal adulthood breaks off brutally, she becomes a refugee in her time. Discrimination, oppression, exclusion and inequality, as experienced in extreme intensification in National Socialism, are also very central issues today.

The journey through time of a touching fate, which stands for many.

Registrations for school classes at: martina.wagner@stadt.wuppertal.de

Students pay €3.50 per person | Accompanying persons have free admission.

House of Youth Barmen | Registration required



Department Children, Youth and Family

Department of Youth & Leisure / Educational Child and Youth Protection in cooperation with the House of Youth Barmen

Patronage: Mayor Andreas Mucke

Irmgard Stinzendörfer

0202 | 563 - 2343



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