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Talk with Contemporary Witness Marione Ingram

On August 16, 2021, contemporary witness Marione Ingram from the USA visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial together with her husband Daniel. In front of students of the Marion-Dönhoff-Gymnasium and the Louisengymnasium, she read from her book "Kriegskind. Ein jüdische Kindheit in Hamburg" and then spoke with moderator Karin Heddinga and the audience about her experiences in World War II and her political struggle afterwards.

Marione gave a very vivid and detailed account of how she had experienced anti-Semitism in Germany as a child and the horrors of the bombing. Her experiences before and after the war had strengthened her resolve to continue fighting discrimination and not to remain silent in the face of injustice; be it in the 50s and 60s USA - where she was part of the civil rights movement - or in the four years of the Trump presidency, up to the present day. She made an urgent appeal to the students present to work for a better future and to become active with regard to the growing dangers posed by anti-democratic politics and the climate crisis.  

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:20:42 PM EST
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