National histories often contested the solidarity and resistance against authoritarianism in Europe. The project starts with the belief there is a clear continuation between past and present. Today’s social polarizations are consequences of incomplete narratives. Once people have a more nuanced understanding of history’s usages, a more informed historical outlook, and tools to deal with this, communities will reach a level of resilience towards messages that instigate racism, hate, xenophobia, and misogyny.
We have to research again, go beyond collective memory and acknowledge how this heritage entangles in the target countries. We need a different approach to teaching complex histories and their narratives. We should open informal dialogues about memory and history.
SolRem it’s a necessary look back.