Centropa International Teacher Training Seminar in Tokaj, Hungary

Wherever we go, all across Europe we encounter the traces of a once rich Jewish culture. This is a heritage that crosses borders, and connects us all today. For this seminar, we invited educators from the Visegrad countries as well as Moldova and Ukraine to visit the Tokaj region of Hungary where a large Jewish community has once flourished, and learn about methods and best practices of teaching Jewish history and the Holocaust today. The language of the program was English and Hungarian.

The seminar took place March 4-6th, 2022 in Tokaj. On Friday, the participants were introduced to the rich history of the region by Mr. Miklós Kálmánovits and welcomed by Mr. Michael Winzer, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Hungary, who emphasized the importance of a culture of remembrance and the involvement of future generations in dealing with the past.

The participants of the seminar explored the Jewish heritage of the Tokaj region (the old and the new synagogue of Tokaj, the synagogue of Madi, the Jewish memorial and the Jewish cemetery of Italilisk), learned personal stories and teaching methods (biographies, films, exhibitions) from the Centropa database and reflected together in interactive group work on the use of educational materials.

Supported by KAS Hungary und Visegrad Fund

For an impression of the seminar, take a look at the photos below.