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Audioscript

The audioscript on the persecution and annihilation of Jews in Dresden 1933 - 1945 uses 13 tracks for its examination of the historical, local, philosophical and artistic discourses on the Shoa.

Listeners will experience a tour of the city to a number of sites that illustrate the anti-Semitic persecution under nation socialism as well as the ways it is perceived and reflected today. The individual tracks have different thematic focuses and artistic concepts. Some approach the places essayistically or by bringing specific perspectives together. Others make use of fictional dialogues which outline current everyday discussions about the national socialist period. The protagonists hold a variety of political opinions and come from different social backgrounds.

What is always shown is the history of the particular place and the crimes which took place there. Two coordinates serve the discussion beyond the specific place: the individual's experience of suffering is ascribed a position of strength by using autobiographical material contrary to the hegemonic historical discourse prevalent here. The suffering experienced corresponds with quotations from a critical theory that does not historicize Auschwitz, but regards it as a fracture point in civilization and takes this as the starting point for all philosophical thought.

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