International online training seminar – December 4+11, 2020

Promoting human rights and exploring Jewish history through digital media

Dear friends,

you may wonder, “Why should I sign up for yet another online seminar?”

Here´s why:

Our two-day online training seminar (2x 2.5 hours) for educators from Moldova and Romania on December 4 and 11, 2020 features:

  • the official premiere of the Jewish Chisinau AudioWalk by Centropa and its partner organizations from Moldova and Germany
  • a keynote lecture and workshop by Sergiu Musteata (State Pedagogical University ”Ion Creanga”)
  • an interactive workshop on graphic novels in Holocaust Education by Horatiu Suciu, a history teacher from Lugoj, Romania
  • a presentation by Victor Gurevich, a history teacher from Israel, on how to use Centropa films for human rights education
  • a Marketplace of Ideas in which teachers from Moldova and Romania present best-practice examples of using Centropa in the classroom
    and
  • a best-practice student film project from Chisinau, including Q&A with the students who made it

This call is open for Moldovan and Romanian educators and representatives of NGOs. The conference languages will be Russian, Romanian and English (simultaneous interpreting will be provided).

This program is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and is organized in cooperation with EcoVisio, the State Pedagogical University ”Ion Creanga” and the National Association of Young Historians of Moldova.

Do you want to join us? Please fill out the registration form below until November 27, 2020.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LFSmLZ_-qWOrqlkvZxAK-VJhfKG28vF8jyDrjA0fRiE/edit

For more information, please see the program here.

Do you have any questions?

Contact:
Magdalena Farnesi, farnesi@centropa.org
Ion Ungureanu, ion@ecovisio.org

More information about Centropa:
www.centropa.org

Visit us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Centropa.org/
https://www.facebook.com/trans.history.project

We are looking forward to your applications!
Best wishes from
Fabian, Max, Ninja, Magda (Centropa)
and Ion (EcoVisio)

Chernivtsi Online Seminar – October 30-November 1, 2020

Promoting civil society in Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad countries. Exploring local Jewish history with new media tools

From October 30 – November 1, 2020, we hosted a three-day online training seminar for 50 educators from Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad countries. This seminar allowed participants to learn about Jewish history and heritage and to explore them with new media tools. During the three days we heard historical lectures, introduced participants to Centropa‘s educational tools, learned about remembrance and educational projects and how they are implemented in class, and offer several interactive workshops and work in small groups.

As a pre-webinar assignment, we asked participants to watch the Centropa film „Surviving Stalin’s Gulag” about Haya-Lea Detinko and to visit Centropa’s Trans.History AudioWalk.

For more information, please look at the program.

This program is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the International Visegrad Fund and the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.

Online teacher training seminar for Ukrainian teachers, October 3+14, 2020

This three-day online training seminar for 50 educators from Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad countries allowed participants to learn about Jewish history and heritage and to explore them with new media tools. During the seminar we heard historical lectures, introduced participants to Centropa‘s educational tools, learned about remembrance and educational projects and how they are implemented in class, and offered several interactive workshops and work in small groups.

Have a look at the program in English, Ukrainian and German here.

This program was supported by the German Embassy Kyiv as part of the German Weeks: http://www.deutsche-wochen-ukraine.com/.

With support of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Do you have any questions? Contact:

Magdalena Farnesi, farnesi@centropa.org

Andrii Koshelnyk, koshelnyk@centropa.org

More information about

The German Weeks

Centropa

Visit us on Facebook:

Centropa

Centropa’s Trans.History project

Best wishes from

Fabian, Max, Ninja, Magda and Andrii

(Centropa team)

Lublin webinar – May 22+29, 2020

This seminar was supported by the Visegrad fund and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

On May 22 & May 29, 2020 we conducted our first webinar on „How to teach 20th century Polish Jewish history: connecting Polish students & teachers with their heritage, and with their neighbors“ that brought together 77 teachers from six countries (we reached an additional 433 people via our Facebook livestream), and we were thrilled with how our Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, Moldovan, Slovak, and Hungarian teachers fed off each other’s energy, shared ideas, and even had some brilliant young students electrify us with presentations.

As a pre-webinar assignment, we asked participants to watch the Centropa film „So that memory doesn’t die“ about Teofila Silberring, a Holocaust survivor from Krakow. In an engaging Q&A session, Jurek Silberring, Teofila Silberring‘s son, joined us from Krakow to speak to our participants and answer their questions.

We had several speakers from Poland, Ukraine, and Moldova, all of whom presented innovative educational projects on Jewish history:

Our local partner from Lublin, Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN, offered three presentations during the webinar on their projects „Lublin. Memory of the Place“, „Letters to Henio“ and „Atlas of Memory Maps“ project.

We offered short presentations by our most innovative classroom teachers. For our online Marketplace of Ideas session, we invited teachers to present best-practice projects. Jacek Jaros, a history teacher in Kielce, spoke about how his students used Centropa´s database and built their own multilingual online tool called „Comphoty“ which combines old and new photographs. Anastasiia Belyaeva, an English teacher from Zaporizhia, Ukraine, presented her lesson plans on how she used Centropa´s film „Return to Rivne“ with her university students. Krystian Kazimierczuk, a history teacher in Chorzow, used our Silberring film to teach the Holocaust in a personal, meaningful way.

Last but not least, the winning students of the Trans.History Youth Competition 2019/20, Jan Chorągiewicz from Poland and Valeria Rosior, Alisa Sadovnicov and Ilia Vivici from Moldova presented their projects to the 77 participants – in English, and with great confidence.

For more details, please take a look at our webinar report (PDF, in English)

Grapic Recordings by Ola Krawczyk