2019, Sat, Sep 07

Workshops: It’s not over

The joint plaintiffs speak out one year after the NSU trial

From the verdict at the NSU trial and its significance to current developments such as NSU 2.0 and the murder of Kassel district president Walter Lübcke to racist attacks in the public space and everyday racism: Four workshops for activists, specialists in school and extracurricular education, experts from political and artistic education and young people go deeper into the content of the conversations with the NSU co-plaintiffs and ask what still needs to be done in the face of racism and the unanswered questions from the NSU complex. After a mutual launch with a performative reading of excerpts from the documentary play Die NSU-Monologe by Bühne für Menschenrechte, in small groups the workshop participants will work out possible and needed strategies to overcome racist divisions in society.

Workshop 1
With İbrahim Arslan (co-organizer of the Tribunal Unraveling the NSU Complex! and survivor of the 1992 arson attack in Mölln)

Using documentary film excerpts and interviews, the workshop examines the continualness of right wing and racist violence in Germany. The focus is on the perspective of those affected, which helps understand the affects of racism and how important listening is for solidary connections.

Workshop 2
With Fritz Laszlo Weber (member of the initiative April 6 in memory of Halit Yozga and the Tribunal Unraveling the NSU Complex)

Compression and localization: Using the example of Kassel, the workshop participants unfold the NSU complex. The mourning demonstration No 10th Victim, organized by relatives of the murder victim Halit Yozgat on April 6, 2006, and the resistant practices of those directly affected are central to this. On the basis of this case, structural, institutional racism and the continuities of the NSU to NSU 2.0 will be illuminated.

Workshop 3
With Katharina König (politician, member of the NSU inquiry committee of the Landtag of Thuringia)

In addition to the NSU trial at the Higher Regional Court in Munich, there were so-called parliamentary NSU committees of inquiry meant to identify possible errors in state institutions. Using the example of the Thuringian committee, the workshop participants examine the question of what knowledge and what lessons were learned from the trial. What consequences did it have for the investigating authorities and for the intelligence services? What civic engagement is necessary after NSU 2.0? How can such commitment be shaped going forward?

Workshop 4
With Mouctar Bah (member of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh)

On January 7, 2005, Oury Jalloh died in a detention cell at the Dessau-Roßlau police station. The police, accused of bodily harm resulting in death and negligent homicide, were acquitted. The initiative in memory of Oury Jalloh is fighting for clarification of this case and for justice. Together with the workshop participants, they investigate racist police violence and racial profiling.