Making Women´s History Visible in Europe
A European Learning Partnership (Grundtvig 2)
Heike: A Lioness
Making Women´s History
Visible in Europe – below you find some thoughts about the exhibit I liked most:
It’s told Adolf Hitler had the bones of “Henry the lion” examined in order to find proof of his ideals of race. Nowadays people in Braunschweig like to tell this anecdote, because to the disappointment of the Nazis they found quite the opposite of what they wanted to prove. In my opinion this anecdote isn’t that funny. The bitter truth is, that the crude ideas of national socialism caused tremandous sorrow for millions of people.
In Athens I met
testimonies of this German history as well. In World War II German soldiers
destroyed whole villages. In the war museum in Athens I stood in front of a show
case with cartridge cases which were found on a field. All male inhabitants
elder than 12 years of one village had been shot by German soldiers.
Thinking of our theme “to put the world together” it’s these pictures that impressed me most: the lioness and the hunting-ammunition.