What was it like for a jewish boy to grow up in a city like Aachen during the times of national socialism? More than 70 years after the end of World War II, young people in Germany are luckily being spared the experience of war and persecution. However, with the last contemporary witnesses deceasing, a revival of National Socialist tendencies can be observed. How can we re-sensitize people for what happened?
The book “Mama, was ist ein Judenbalg?” (“Mommy, what is a jewish brat?”), an autobiography by Helmut Clahsen, impressively describes the horrors the author had to face in the city of Aachen as a child. Names of streets, buildings and districts that the people of Aachen still pass through today show the recency of the events and bring them close. To oppose the loss of such valuable literature due to the lack of interest in reading, the contents of this book can now be experienced in an App.