The Commemoration of National Socialist Forced Labor in Poland (in English)
Piotr Filipkowski works at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2002 he is member of KARTA, where he works in the Oral History Programme. In the interview he talks about KARTA's work and the role of Oral History in Poland. Furthermore, he highlighst the importance of Forced Labor in the Polish culture of memory. The interview was conducted in English.
Piotr Filipkowski was born 1977 in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from the University of Warsaw, Department of Law in 2001. Since 2002 he has worked at the KARTA Center – a non-governmental organization documenting and making public the 20th century history of Poland and Central-Eastern Europe from an individual perspective.He is the co-organizer of KARTA’s Oral History Programme, interviewer and coordinator in many oral history projects, among them Mauthausen Survivors Documentation Project and International Slave and Forced Labourers Documentation Project.
In 2008 he completed his PhD studies at the Graduate School for Social Research at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw with a dissertation on autobiographical narratives of camp survivors (published as a book in 2010).
Since 2010 he works as a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science.
Date: February 25, 2011
Interviewer: Verena Nägel
Camera and Editing: Branka Pavlovic
Editing: Alexandra Neumann
Piotr, Filipkowski: The Polish Memory of Nazi Camps, in: Comité International de Dachau / KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau (Hrsg.), Anette Eberle (Redaktion): Transnational Culture of Remembrance (Conference Report), Dachau 2008.
Piotr, Filipkowski: Polish Camp experiences. Polish Memory of the Camps – Difficult Relationships, in: Comité International de Dachau / KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau (Hrsg.), Anette Eberle (Redaktion): Transnational Culture of Remembrance (Conference Report), Dachau 2008.
Piotr, Filipkowski: Das Zentrum KARTA – Konzept und Formen historischer Bildung, in: Knigge, Volkhard / Mählert, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Der Kommunismus im Museum. Formen der Auseinandersetzung in Deutschland und Ostmitteleuropa. Köln 2005, S. 147-161.