On August 9th, we were able to have an interview with Guido Scharrer. He is a historian from Straubing and he also builds mangers, a local tradition. For many years, he carried out research on forced labour on farms in the Bavarian Forest. He also initiated the construction of a stele to remember the death marches through the town. Being well known in whole Straubing and had been using his knowledge in school teaching before he retired. Though we were happy to find someone who has professional knowledge, interested in similar things than we are, he also said, that being interested in the forced labour issue is an exception and he had been the only one who tried to do research on that yet.
As the Gäuboden funfair was being constructed, we interviewed him in front of the building sites: dodgem cars, food stands and stalls that resemble Bavarian huts out of plastic, thus pointing out to the steadiness of local Bavarian lifestyle. In fact, the Gäuboden funfair got it's current name during the Nazi era. After the interview we had ice cream with Guido Scharrer in a central place. Also, the press was interested in covering our interview, but we had to refuse that, not to spoil our upcoming interviews with people who had been involved in forced labour personally. Rumours go fast in this rural area.
28.01.2013 18:24 (0 Kommentare)
Am 7.2.2013, 19h, zeigt die Gedenkstätte für Zwangsarbeit Leipzig unseren Film "Szukając Emila - Looking for Emil" im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Zwangsarbeit im ländlichen Raum" im UT Connewitz mit deutschen Untertiteln; Einführungsvortrag von Dr. Roland Cerny-Werner und in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin Angelika Laumer, Eintritt...
23.01.2013 12:46 (0 Kommentare)
Feb 6th 2013, 5pm: Screening of "Szukając Emila" in the cinema of the Royal Castle Warsaw, Plac Zamkowy 4, with polish subtitles; Contemporary witness Roman Stożek and filmteam members will be there for discussion after the film. The screening is part of the supporting programme of the exhibition "Forced Labor. The Germans, the Forced...