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Seminar in collaboration with the academic centre for oral history in Voronezh

01-05-2019
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust has organised for the seventh time, in cooperation with the Academic Centre for Oral History in Voronezh, a seminar for teachers and educators from Russia entitled “Auschwitz - history and symbol” The project, which took place between 15 and 18 April 2019, involved 22 people from different Russian cities.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | International Educational Conference “Auschwitz - Never again! – Really?” - 1-4 July 2019.

10-04-2019
“Auschwitz - Never again! – Really?” - is the motto of the International Educational Conference, which will take place from 1-4 July 2019 at the Auschwitz Memorial. The topics of lectures and discussions will concern education in the context of preventing genocide and crimes against humanity. We began Call for Papers for the panel "History is repeating. From the past to the present. From the present to the past."

ICEAH seminar in Ukraine for Polish teachers and educators

08-04-2019
"Studying the Holocaust for the development of an atmosphere of tolerance" is the title of a seminar addressed to Polish educators, held on 24-29 March 2019 in the Dniepr and Kiev. It was attended by 22 people, teachers and guide (educators) of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

International Summer Academy 2019 in English and German - Call for Participants

27-02-2019
The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust is opening the application session to participate in the 7th edition of the International Summer Academy. This English-speaking program will take place from 20 to 27 July 2019 and the German-speaking from 17 to 23 August 2019 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The seminar is addressed to teachers, educators, historians, employees of memorial sites, students and all those interested in the history of WWII and the Holocaust.

Educational challenges in authentic memorial sites

17-10-2018
The results of the three-year project “The Future of Auschwitz and the Holocaust Education in Authentic Memorial Sites” implemented by the Auschwitz Museum and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam were summarised during an international conference held at the Book Gallery in Oświęcim from 10-12 October.
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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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