Since 2018, the Körber History Reflection Group has given experts and practitioners from the realms of politics, diplomacy and historical academia an opportunity to discover and discuss the legacy of Central Eastern Europe's violent 20th century, while engaging in personal exchange at central historical venues. With physical travel limited due to the Corona pandemic, Körber-Stiftung prepared digitally innovative content in cooperation with the Centre for Urban History of East Central Europe, allowing participants to virtually journey to the city of Lviv.
Joining the members of the Körber History Reflection Group for a virtual round table discussion, the internationally renowned professor of law and barrister Philippe Sands shared his personal and family history which led him to uncover the historic origins of the legal terms »genocide« and »crimes against humanity« in the Western Ukrainian city. His exemplary and deeply engaging return to the past served as a powerful reminder of how history resounds through generations, compels personal reckoning and offers opportunity to learn for the future.
The website of the project »Lviv – A City of Returns« can be accessed via this link.