Aleppo – Keeping Cultural Heritage Alive

With the civil war in Syria and the battles for Aleppo, which are currently also taking place in the Old City, the destruction of the historical monuments, such as the Great Mosque, parts of the Souq market area, but especially of the different traditional residential areas, continues as well. Many historical documents are thus perhaps irrevocably lost and with them also hopes which were associated with the preservation and renewal of the Old City. A city culture that not only includes the historical monuments, but the language, the music, the crafts, and especially the lifestyle of the inhabitants, which was defined by the coexistence of different ethnic and religious groups, is being destroyed.

Some aspects of this rich urban culture, but also images of the destruction will be shown in the example of the images of Aleppo.