Moritz Decker

Bildungsreferent, Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg
Berlin, Germany

HIA Program:

Germany Germany 2012

Bio:

Moritz finished his studies in cultural work at University of Applied Science Potsdam in March 2012. During his studies, he focused mainly on the closed interdependence between Europe's contemporary history and its literature and theatre. Moritz spent his practical semester in the German, Polish, and French think-tank Genshagen Foundation for European Arts and Culture, where he worked on a German-Polish opera project on Benjamin Britten's opera, "Noah's Flood". Back in his studies, Moritz worked closely on the role of poets and literary production in the resistance movement against communist occupation in the former GDR, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Moreover, he worked with a course lecturer at his faculty on the biographies and works of Jewish historical figures and political philosophers, such as Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, Karl Raimund Popper, and Fritz Stern. His thesis deals with the youth and student letters of the German resistant, Helmuth James Count of Moltke—head of the Kreisau Circle—and cooperates with the Kreisau Foundation of European Understanding. Between 2008 and 2010, Moritz founded and coordinated the Berlin Youth Theatre Departure, which assembles young professional actors and migrant pupils of the Hans-Bredow-School in Berlin/Wedding. Since 2009, Moritz has been a fellow of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and young benefactor of the Freya-von-Moltke-Foundation for the New Kreisau. As member of the Kreisau Network, he arranges seminars about the family and ideas of Helmuth James von Moltke and especially supports the inter-generational activities of the network.
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