Large Barometer: What Does (Not) Contribute to Dealing with the Past?
Materials: Prepared papers with statements (see exercise description)
The poles for the barometer are: “Contributes to dealing with the past” and “Does not contribute to dealing with the past”.
Some statements and social phenomena for the barometer:
- Economic cooperation in the region.
- Memorial plaques at sites of atrocities and camps.
- Monuments to fallen fighters.
- Marking the anniversary of Operation Storm.
- Influence of religious communities.
- The Hague Tribunal.
- Apologies by statesmen.
- War crimes trials before domestic courts.
- War documentaries.
- Work on trauma.
- Inter-ethnic youth summer camps.
- Judgement of the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
- Collective responsibility.
- Individualisation of guilt.
- Abolishing nationalist political parties.
- Amnesty in exchange for guilty pleas.
- Prohibiting segregation in schools.
- Joint football league.
- Centre for Nonviolent Communication in Srebrenica.
- Pressure by the international community.
- Determining the precise number of victims.