On Wednesday, the 14th of September, I went to meet Lucia Heilman at the Tel-Aviv cinematheque, as we had decided at our meeting this last summer in Vienna.
When I could not see Lucia at the cinematheque, I started worrying about her. Then I met Lucia's daughter, who informed me that her mother had indeed bought a ticket to Tel-Aviv, but two weeks ago she didn't feel good, so her doctor forbade her to fly. She also told me that her mother felt better at the moment.
A most exciting event for me was the meeting with the senior citizens in Vienna.
I saw Kitty and Suschny in the room and I was glad that I could know them in person. After all , I saw the movie....and theirs seemed to me the most beautiful love story during the Holocaust. But then, our group split into two smaller groups, and I was not in the same group with the Suschny couple
What day is today, what date?Not sure...After CSA 2016, after connecting past and present...I just want to share with you one magnificent pic of art...Yes, the language could be barrier, but we had a big screen with a Serbian title. More then 40 of my students, age 17 - 18, watched this performance. One of Germans` actors was a solder at Berlin Wall...
So thankful for Jakub! He has inspired me and is helping me to be a better teacher. I look forward to our global classroom 2016-2017!
So - it was an interesting day today.
Watching "Survival in Sarajevo" with some new friends and listening panel disscusion, where reporters, politician and a lawyer are talking about Balkan, war, standing up for what you belive and - yes - what is the one and only version of what happend. For me, and my fellow regional teachers - it is always the same story and we know what it is about to happen.
Today we had a panel with distinguished guest. Topic of conversation was break down of Yugoslavia.
"Hotel Terezin" Today I visited Terezin - Theresenstadt - the fortified city that became a Jewish ghetto during World War II. Prior to the 1940s and, again since then, Terezin was an actual town. First for the military and then for civilians as well. Walking through Terezin as visitors to a "museum" of the Ghetto, it was jarring and upsetting to be shaken out of the past by cars careening down the streets with their stereos blaring.
Today we visited Soviet War Memorial. Powerful and painful at a time... For me as Lithuanian it brought bias feelings - I admit the singnificance of the end of the WWII and on the other hand it was rather unpleasant to read Stalin's quotes about the liberation of the Baltic countries as we know the price of it very well.