The Other Side
(The Second World War through the eyes of an ordinary German family)
Through letters, diaries, photographs and military records Angela asks questions rather than gives answers and thereby transports her audiences to the period in a way that enables them to relate to it more personally and imagine it more vividly. She also presents Germany’s little known, yet fascinating and widespread, counter memorial culture of apology and atonement. So different to our memorials, the ensuing artworks are bold, brave, confrontational, humble and moving attempts to remember what so many would rather forget.
This talk is particularly relevant in relation to Remembrance Day and Holocaust Day and is excellent preparation for school trips to Berlin.