In September 2013 a group made up of Germans and Pole travelled to the United States to present the intercultural and international remembrance project, “Sound in the Silence”.
Two students from Altona Gymnasium who were part of the projects at the Neuengamme Memorial Concentration Camp and in Borne Sulinowo and two Polish students from Gymnasium Number 3 in Koszalin, who participated in the workshops at the former military base in Borne Sulinowo, also accompanied the group. To prepare for the trip, the students created presentations in English about the project from their own perspectives. The students were responsible for doing their presentations and discussing their experiences with audiences in San Francisco and Chicago. The students were accompanied by the artistic Director Jens Huckeriede, the Project Coordinator from MOTTE and two teachers from Koszalin, Poland.
September 18-23, 2013 – San Francisco
In San Francisco, the group met up with Dan Wolf. In 2011, Dan and two other American artists came to Hamburg as part of the first phase of Sound in the Silence. Dan led artistic workshops with Hamburg-based artists and worked with students at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Together with Jens Huckeriede, Dan has worked for several years on “new forms of remembrance” and been an important protagonist for the project.
sponsored and supported by: Gymnasium Altona, Hamburg; Gymnasium Zespół Szkół Nr 11 im. ks. Jana Twardowskiego/Koszalin, Polen; Generalkonsulat der Republik Polen; Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.; ; Eder&Partner; Behörde für Arbeit, Soziales, Familie und Integration, Hamburg; Senatskanzlei der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg; Gabriele Fink Stiftung; Mercado, EKZ Altona-Ottensen GbR; XKONTOR COMMUNICATIONS EK.; Neumann Consulting – International Relations; ENRS European Network Remembrance and Solidarity.