Bergen-Belsen International Summer School


This year’s Summer School will be a part of the Houses of Darkness. Images of a contested European Memory (HICE) project and take place online between July 18 and July 22, 2022.  Bergen-Belsen Memorial and project partners Westerbork Memorial Centre and Falstad Centre have all dealt with the topic of perpetratorship, albeit in varying intensity levels and from distinct viewpoints. The programme will combine experiences and expertise from the different sites and aim to reflect and detangle some of the complex issues that arise when focusing on perpetratorship. Mutual respect is an important value within all of our programmes. We strive to create a safe space for participants to share their views, questions and insights without the fear of being judged or discriminated against.


Topics include but are not limited to:


  • Individual responsibility and leeway
  • Motivation and dynamics of perpetration
  • Reception and perception of perpetrator accounts
  • Atrocity images and the perpetrator gaze
  • (Transitional) justice