The “Wave of Smears“ in 1959/1960 in the city of Hamburg illustrated how latent Antisemitism can escalate in a democratic society within a few days. This project raises awareness of covert Antisemitism, educates about the history of hateful graffiti in Hamburg and develops teaching materials.
The project consists of four major steps:
- Exploring the incidents in Hamburg through archival research, police records, press photos, interviews with contemporary witnesses etc.,
- Developing substantial educational materials in an appealing design,
- Presenting the findings and the materials in a panel discussion with experts on Antisemitism as well as with history teachers and historians,
- Publishing the findings in a scientific journal.
Download their teaching materials (in German) here.