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Call for participants: "Shaping the memory about Auschwitz and the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation"

05-03-2020
We are pleased to announce the seminar for graduates of the ICEAH projects “Shaping the memory about Auschwitz and the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation” organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It will take place on August 1-8, 2020. Application deadline is April 15, 2020. Results of the recruitment process will be announced till April 20, 2020.

An invitation for the conference "Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the ICEAH""

13-02-2020
Due to the 15th anniversary of its establishing the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) invites to attend a conference “Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust” that will take place on July 1-4, 2020 in a new building of the Centre.

New online lesson: Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in KL Auschwitz

13-01-2020
"Jews from the Lodz Ghetto in KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Adam Sitarek, from the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź. The lesson is available in Polish, English and Hebrew.

A new perspective for education at the Memorial. Adaptation work has been completed at the new seat of the Education Center.

04-10-2019
The project for the conversion of the historical building of the so-called Old Theatre into the new seat of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was officially completed on 3 October after several years of efforts and more than two years of construction and conservation work.

“Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at Authentic Memorial Sites...” - post-conference publication

27-09-2019
“Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at Authentic Memorial Sites. Current Status and Future Prospects” is a new publication by the Auschwitz Museum. It is a summary of the international conference which was held in Oświęcim on 10-12 November 2018.
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Study visits

Study visits — general information

Visitors in Auschwitz Memorial photo:T. Pielesz
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The Centre for Education organizes one- and two-day study visits at the Memorial Site for school youth. Their purpose is making the participants acquainted with the subject matter and deepening the knowledge about WWII, Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

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Preparation

The first stage should include the organizational issues, substantive preparation, as well as emotional preparation of pupils. The idea of visiting the Auschwitz Memorial has to be discussed with the pupils and sometimes also with other teachers and parents (especially in the case of children younger than 13).

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Implementation

This stage is the most important part of the entire study visit project. It requires proper substantive and emotional involvement of everybody participating in the visit, i.e. the pupils, the teacher and the tour guide. The role of the teacher and the tour guide is to provide the young people with the conditions conducive for confronting the history and the message of the Memorial Site.

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Recapitulation

The purpose of the last stage of the study visit at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial Site is enabling the participants to look from a distance at their experiences and the knowledge which they acquired during the visit. This usually takes place during the so-called recapitulating class that several scenarios are provided below.

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