In: Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung 2009. Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, S. 371–376
How can we Europeanize the experience of dictatorship in the twentieth century and arrive at a shared memory? Starting from the consideration that there is no common European consciousness of recent history, the Polish ambassador to Berlin, Marek Prawda, illustrates the reasons for that, drawing on examples from Polish and German political debates. He strongly argues for overcoming still existing mental barriers and misunderstandings between the neighbouring countries in order to create a sense of community and a new European culture of remembrance.