This chapter presents the exhibition “Krieg. Macht. Sinn. Krieg und Gewalt in der europäischen Erinnerung” that was developed in the context of the UNREST (Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe) project and shown between 12 November 2018 and 10 June 2019 at the Ruhr Museum, Essen. After addressing the broader mnemonic and museal context in which the exhibition is situated, the chapter discusses the theoretical underpinnings and practical implementation of the exhibition. We then look at the visitors’ reactions to the exhibition which included two original video games: Endless Blitz and Umschlagplatz ’43. The chapter concludes with a set of theses on agonism in museums.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgonistic Memory and the Legacy of 20th Century Wars in Europe
EditorsS. Berger, W. Kansteiner
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783030860554
ISBN (Print)9783030860547
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2022

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
ISSN (Print)2634-6257
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6265

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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