Historical Reconciliation in Germany - Lessons learnt

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia

The public lecture, organized by KAS Cambodia, will address the German way of dealing with its past.


Dr. Hubertus Knabe, historian and Director of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, will hold a Public Lecture on “Historical Reconciliation in Germany – Lessons Learnt” at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Cambodia. The Public Lecture wants to reflect on Germany’s path to deal with the past, discuss lessons learnt and how they could be helpful for other countries.

During the 20th century, Germany witnessed atrocities and mass violations of human rights committed by non-democratic dictatorships. Especially Germany had to struggle with its past after Hitler’s Nazi regime and the totalitarian East German state (1949-1990). The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial was the main prison of the former East German state and is now a museum and memorial. The Historical Reconciliation was and still is a key for Germany to face its past and define itself as a democratic country within the European Union. Reconciliation is not simply a means of justice, but reconciliation is best understood as a long term, inclusive process combining justice, communal relationship healing, truth and acknowledgement, reparation and co-operation.

Seats are limited, please register by Email: Rasmeykanyka.Bin@kas.de (please provide your Name and Institution).

Discussion will be in English.

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KAS Office Cambodia
Street 462, Khan Charmkarmon,
Phnom Penh



René Gradwohl

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Head of Kas office in Cambodia

rene.gradwohl@kas.de +855 23 996 170 +855 23 213 364

Saroeun Mom

Saroeun Mom

Senior Programme Manager

Saroeun.Mom@kas.de +855 87 880 996
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