From Entebbe to Mogadishu: Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy

Ort
Jerusalem
Veranstaltungsort
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Room 501 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Veranstalter
DAAD Center for German Studies; European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Datum
16.01.2017 - 17.01.2017
Bewerbungsschluss
16.01.2017
Von
Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

In October 1977 a Palestinian terrorist commando hijacked Lufthansa flight 181, passenger plane “Landshut”, on its way from Palma de Majorca to Frankfurt. The hijacking was in support of the German left-wing terrorist organization Red Army Faction’s attempt to free several convicted comrades from German prisons, but it was also a response to the German radical left’s support of another skyjacking a year earlier to Entebbe airport in Uganda. On June 27, 1976 two German terrorists had joined the Palestinian hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris at a stopover in Athens. Because of that support the Palestinian hijackers of the Lufthansa plane to Mogadishu decided to choose the Palestinian nom de guerre of the German terrorist Brigitte Kuhlmann as the name for their violent mission.

Both events, Entebbe and Mogadishu are important chapters in an entangled German-Israeli history. However, while Entebbe became a significant part of Israeli collective memory it is nearly forgotten in Germany, despite the fact that Germans participated in the hijacking and in separating Israeli-Jewish and non-Israeli hostages at Entebbe airport. On the other hand, Mogadishu and the experience of terror during the “German Autumn” in 1977 remain to this day the main reference points for the experience of terrorism in post-war Germany, while in Israel it is not regarded as a significant chapter of international terrorism despite the fact that it can be seen as postscript to the events in Entebbe.

On the 40th anniversary of both historic incidents, the DAAD Center for German Studies in the European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is hosting the international symposium “From Entebbe to Mogadishu” to review the history and legacy of terrorism in the 1970s and its commemoration in Germany, Europe and Israel. International scholars and renowned experts will present new research on Entebbe and Mogadishu and discuss the relevance of past experiences of terrorism for today and its impact on our present societies and the future. In addition participants in the incidents, among them former hostages and anti-terrorist commandos from Israel and Germany, will recall their experiences during the tragic events.

Programm

From Entebbe to Mogadishu: Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy

Monday, 16. January 2017
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Room 501

09:00
Opening remarks

09:30
Keynote Lecture
Chair: Manuela Consonni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Martin Jander, Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kunst:
Open Secrets – German Historiography and Non-State Terrorism in Germany after 1945

11:00
Historical Perspectives on Terrorism
Chair: Francesco Di Palma, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Freie Universität Berlin
Ido Zelkowitz, Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel:
Palestinian Students in Western Germany 1962-1972 – The Creation of Armed Struggle in a Safe Academic Space
Daniel Aschheim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
European Leaders and the Terrorist Threat during the 1970s – The Case of Bruno Kreisky and Willy Brandt

13:30
After Entebbe
Chair: Ofer Ashkenazi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Omri Adomi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
From Students to Partners – 1970s Counter-Terrorism and the Shift in the Military Relations between Israel and West Germany
Tony Shaw, University of Hertfordshire / Giora Goodman, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee:
Cinematic Depictions of the Raid on Entebbe – Israel and Hollywood
Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
Entebbe after Entebbe – An Entangled History of Violence, Media and Memory

Evening Event: From Entebbe to Mogadishu
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Gilbert de Botton Auditorium

15:45
Reception / Greetings
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Clemens von Goetze, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tamir Sheafer, Dean of the Faulty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Noam Shoval, Head of the DAAD Center for German Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

16:30
Conversation with Dieter Fox (Germany), Special Mission Team Leader and Deputy Unit Leader of the German Counter-terrorist Unit GSG 9
Chair: Gisela Dachs, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Die Zeit

17:00
Memories from Entebbe and Mogadishu – Round Table Discussion
Chair: Gisela Dachs, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Die Zeit
Gabriele von Lutzau (Germany) – Survivor from Mogadishu
Matan Vilnai (Israel) – Deputy Commander of Operation Thunderbolt
Benny Davidson (Israel) – Survivor from Entebbe
Avner Avraham (Israel) – Curator and Expert on Operation Thunderbolt

19:00
Keynote Lecture
Chair: Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland, College Park:
Munich, Entebbe, Mogadishu – The West German Radical Left, the “Jewish Question”, and Israel

Tuesday, 17. January 2017
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Room 501

10:00
Keynote Lecture
Chair: Moshe Zimmermann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Annette Vowinckel, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam:
Airworld Narratives – Framing the History of Skyjacking

11:30
Entangled Histories – Traumatic Memories
Chair: Annette Vowinckel, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam
Marc Brüggemann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
The Munich Olympic Attack in German-Israeli Collective Memory
Yael Ben Moshe, University of Haifa:
The Concept of Terrorism and the Void of Trauma – Trans-generational Perspectives in Contemporary German Films

14.00
Commemorating Terrorism and its Victims – Panel Discussion
Chair: Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ankie Spitzer (Israel) – Commemorating the Victims from Munich 1972
Avner Avraham (Israel) – Commemorating the Entebbe Raid
Eyal Boers (Israel) – Commemorating the Victims from Entebbe
Martin Rupps (Germany) – Commemorating Mogadischu and RAF Terrorism in Germany

16:00
Entebbe and the “German Autumn” in Israeli and German Visual Memory
Raya Morag, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tony Shaw, University of Hertfordshire
Gisela Dachs, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Die Zeit
Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Kontakt

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

DAAD Center for German Studies, Hebrew University
Mount Scopus, 9190501 Jerusalem, Israel

tobias.ebbrecht-hartmann@mail.huji.ac.il

Zitation
From Entebbe to Mogadishu: Terrorism in the 1970s and its History, Memory and Legacy, 16.01.2017 – 17.01.2017 Jerusalem, in: H-Soz-Kult, 10.01.2017, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-32935>.
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10.01.2017