Video | Politics of Memory / Antifascism 75 Years Since Liberation – Antifascist Struggles Back Then and Today

How do we remember fascism in Europe? What does it mean for our struggles today? 

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, we spoke about political memory in Europe and discuss what is needed to successfully ward off today's threat of historical revisionism and right-wing extremism with left counter-strategies.

Our speakers are: 
- Marc Botenga, Member of the European Parliament for PTB, Belgium
- Martina Renner, Member of the Bundestag for Die Linke, Germany
- Gerd-Rainer Horn, Professor of Political History at Sciences Po Paris, France

The interviews focus on the following questions:
1. Political memory in Europe: what are the challenges facing the Left in Europe today?
2. How can we shape the memory of fascism in Europe as Leftist forces?
3. What can we learn from the antifascist struggles of the post-war period for our work today?


Picture Credits:
- «Kein Schlussstrich» Demonstration Hamburg; Rasande Tyskar; CC BY-NC 2.0
- Demonstration against right-wing terror and anti-Semitism; Rasande Tyskar; CC BY-NC 2.0 
- Strikers in front of the occupied S.A.G.E.M. Metalworking Plant in June 1936, Montluçon (Allier), France; Institut CGT d'Histoire Sociale du Bourbonnais
- Roving strikers with musicians playing on truckbed near occupied S.A.G.E.M. metalworking plant in June 1936, Montluçon (Allier), France; Institut CGT d'Histoire Sociale du Bourbonnais
- AntiFascist Couple; Janusz Kaliszczak; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Music: Kai Engel - Interception

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Interviewer: Axel Ruppert
Video editor: Louise Schmidt