Berlin Conference: Confronting Antisemitism and Promoting Holocaust Education in Morocco

10 April – 12 April 2012

organized by
International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) [Germany]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) [US]

in cooperation with
Organisation Dialogus [Morocco]
Mémoire Collective [Morocco]
Kreuzberger Inititiative to combat Antisemitism (KIGA) [Germany]

April 10
Conference venue: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln

09:30-10:30 Arrival with breakfast

10:45-11:15 Welcome, opening remarks and frame work
Kim Robin Stoller, International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA)
Klaus Müller, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Abdellah Benhssi, Dialogus (Section South)
Mohammed Mouha, Dialogus (Section North)/Mémoire Collective

11:15-12:00 Introductional Round

12:00-1:15 - Session I – Presentation of organizations, activities in the past and challenges to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial in Morocco
Abdellah Benhssi, Dialogus (Section South)
Mohammed Mouha, Dialogus (Section North)/Mémoire Collective
Dialogue/discussion

1:15-2:15 Lunch

2:15-3:15 - Session II – Collective Mind Map

3:15-3:35 – Break

3:35-5:00 – Session III -
Antisemitism and Holocaust Perception in Morocco (state, education, political movements)
Abdellah Benhssi/ Mohamed Mouha
Historical and contemporary antisemitism (terms, concepts, articulations, differences)
Kim Robin Stoller
Dialogue/discussion

5:00-5:15 - Closing remarks (Moroccans)

April 11

9:00-9:45 Breakfast

Conference Venue: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Berlin-Mitte

10:00-10:30 Meeting at Memorial (outside); introduction on Memorial Site: history of memorial; security check; seminar room

10:30-12:00 History of the Holocaust and Exhibition
10:30-11:00 Introduction on history of the Holocaust and preparation for exhibition with staff from Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
11:00-12:00 Exhibition

12:00-12:30 Break (with cafe and snack)

12:30-1:00 Exchange on exhibition
Exhibition experiences; questions; answers etc.
1:00-2:30 Session on USHMM and Morocco

2:30-7:30 FREE TIME

Evening
Conference Venue: Kreuzberger Initiative to combat Antisemitism, Oranienstr. 34, Berlin-Kreuzberg

7:30-9:00  Informal Panel Discussion: Confronting contemporary Antisemitism: Why and How?
Concepts to combat antisemitism (educational, political, social, movements)
KIGA ,IIBSA, USHMM, Organisation Dialogus, Mémoire Collective

April 12

8:45-9:45 Breakfast

Conference venue: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln

10:00-1:00 - Session VI – Discussion on antisemitism and necessary projects in Morocco

1:00-1:30 – Feedback session -

1:30-2:30 - Lunch