As the United States reckons with memorials and monuments that no longer represent the values our nation wishes to uphold, we may ask ourselves: what have other countries done to remedy this issue? In Budapest, Hungary, Memento Park is an open-air museum displaying 45 pieces of art from the Communist era between 1945 and 1989, which had previously been displayed throughout Hungary. By collecting the statues in a central, respectful location, Memento Park encourages visitors to think freely about dictatorship – and, by extension, democracy. Learn how Memento Park was formed, how visitors engage with these larger-than-life monuments to Communism, and what lessons we can learn from this unique space.
This webinar was recorded Thursday, 7/23/20, in partnership with Memento Park (http://www.mementopark.hu/)
The presenters are Judit Holp (Memento Park) and Eszter Kutas (Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation).