World War II @75: Sharing Memories, Examining Legacies, and Forging Peace

Date: 13 October, 2020 at 16:00-17:30 CEST

About this session:

The second session of our series will take us to Bosnia and Herzegovina where we will examine memorials and memory sites addressing crimes committed in the Second world war with special attention to ‘’adjustments’’ to those sites made by ruling politics. The presentation will be joint by Nicolas Moll, an independent historian who will give us insights in his research and practical work on memory practices and politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
About the speakers:
Nicolas Moll, born in 1965 in Brussels, holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Freiburg (Germany), and is living in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 2007. He is currently working as independent historian and as free-lance trainer in the fields of dealing with the past, combining research on the one hand and practical work on the ground on the other. He is especially interested in post-war memorialization and reconciliation processes in South Eastern Europe after the 1990s and in Western Europe after 1945. He is coordinator of „Memory Lab – Trans-European Exchange Platform on History and Remembrance“ ( More about the work of Nicolas Moll here:
Adis Hukanović, born 1987 in Sanski Most a town in the Northwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, holds a MA in Psychology from the University of Sarajevo. He is working as project coordinator for the Forum Civil Peace Service office in Sarajevo on projects addressing the Dealing with Past process in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkan Region. As memory activist and psychologist he participated in several events which initiated new approaches in memory practices with focus on missing persons and the memory on children victimes of war crimes. He is cooperating with local grass root organizations but also with international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross on the project living memorial.
World War II @75: Sharing Memories, Examining Legacies, and Forging Peace is a series of lectures and dialogue sessions that will highlight the often marginalized and untold narratives of the war this fall. This dialogue series will be recorded and accessible to the BAN community through our project page. We hope that this initiative may grow into a larger multidisciplinary project spanning BAN clusters and regional collaborations and look forward to engaging in this critical dialogue on World War II together this fall. Please join our monthly zoom gatherings to listen into multidisciplinary presentations by Bosch alumni, and share reflections on the war from your work and home region. These virtual sessions will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through December 2020, 16:00-17:30 CET.
Would you like to be a speaker in the series or participate as a guest? Are you interested in becoming further involved in developing this project? Please contact co-organizers Adis Hukanovic ( and Erica Fugger ( by email or reach out to them through the BAN network for further information. Our next planned sessions are:
•    Session 3: Dialogue, Identity, and Reconciliation | 10 November
•    Session 4: Cultivating Peace Amidst Legacies of Extremism | 8 December