Board Member Riitta Mikkola Attends Seminar on Remembrance of World War II

Jaco Stoop Association ,

On 2 November 2015 EUROCLIO Board Member Riitta Mikkola from the Finnish history teachers’ association attended the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s seminar in Berlin on ‘The End of the Second World War and the Schism of Europe’. During this seminar, which focused on ‘Aspects of the European Culture of Remembrance’, Riitta attended a panel discussion on schools and education. During this panel, which consisted of Ulrich Bongertman and Robert Maier from Germany, Frantisek Neupauer from Slovakia, and Riitta from Finland, the topics of the remembrance of the Second World War and the Holocaust were covered. Through comparing the different countries’ practices, the panelists discussed how to better understand each other, as well as how to create a more common understanding of shared history.