European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Die Motte Foundation

Edition 2013: US Tour


San Francisco and Chicago, 18-29 September 2013

In September 2013 a group made up of Germans and Poles travelled to the United States to present the intercultural and international remembrance project, “Sound in the Silence.” The participants included Alina Degener and Lukas Raiss Vieira, two students from Altona Gymnasium who were part of the projects at the Neuengamme Memorial Concentration Camp and in Borne Sulinowo. Two Polish students from Gymnasium Number 3 in Koszalin, Juia Kolecka and Hanna Paciocha, who participated in the workshops at the former military base in Borne Sulinowo, also accompanied the group. To prepare for the trip, the students created presentations in English about the project from their own perspectives. The students were responsible for doing their presentations and discussing their experiences with audiences in San Francisco and Chicago. The students were accompanied by Griet Gäthke, Project Coordinator from MOTTE, two teachers from Koszalin, Poland, Aleksandra Klukowska and Kamilla Derlatka as well as the Hamburg-based film maker and artistic director of “Sound in the Silence,” Jens Huckeriede †.