The Legacy of the Vietnam War: Crimes, Fleeing, Confronting the Past
27 November 2014, at 7pm, ECCHR's office, Berlin
Organized by: ECCHR
with artist Nghia Nuyen, whose exhibition Secret of Return is currently being held at ECCHR
and Prof. Bernd Greiner, historian and political scientist at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research.
Artist Nghia Nuyen fled Saigon with his family when he was 14 years old. He was rescued by the German Cap Anamur humanitarian ship and has lived in Germany since 1981. In his artworks he addresses the lingering effects of the Vietnam War and his personal experience of fleeing.
In his book War Without Fronts: The USA in Vietnam (2007), scholar Bernd Greiner analyses the reasons behind the USA’s decision to enter into the war, why it persevered even after defeat became inevitable and why it has failed to engage in any meaningful moral or legal assessment of the war crimes that were so prevalent during the conflict.
Nuyen and Greiner – two perspectives on a war to be remembered and examined at this ECCHR event.
The event will be held in German. We kindly ask that you register your attendance at email@example.com and we look forward to seeing you there!