On the 30-31 of October we showed the first version of our newest film and held a workshop for Centropa veteran teachers in Hungary. The goal of this program was to work on lesson plans based on this new film, get feedback on the film, and we also held a video making workshop to build confidence in teachers to participate with their students in Centropa's video competition "Our Town's Jewish History".
Join us for this special event!
Opening: 7 October, 2014 at 7:00pm
The Survival in Sarajevo Exhibition is on display from October 7-14 bettween 9:00 am.
Address: The Cervantes Institute , 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017.
In the summer of 1944, during the final months of Miklós Horthy’s governorship, and having nearly finished deporting Jews from the countryside, Hungarian political leaders decided it was now the turn of Budapest Jews to be forcibly expelled from their homes.
This school year - September 2013 - May 2014 - Centropa Hungary organized 6 Café Centropa meetings for our interviewees. We had lectures, cultural events, discussions, and we also organized 4 extra meetings with students. Café Centropa helps us stay in touch with our interviewees, we build a small community among them and also we bring closer two generations and through the personal communication open a new way of teaching 20th century history from a methodological aspect.
On the 23rd of May we held our annual Town Hall meeting in Budapest at the Holocaust Memorial Center. We awarded the best student video projects, the student tour guides of our traveling exhibition, other creative student projects, and the best lesson plans submitted by our teachers. We congratulate all Centropa teachers and their students for their extraordinary work they have done throughout the year.
On the 16th and 17th of May 2014 Centropa orgnaized a seminar in Prague in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Prague. 33 teachers participated, we showed our Czech films, our traveling exhibition consisting of stories from the Czech Republic, and we also showed other educational materials. Teachers worked on lesson plans and project ideas based on these Centropa resources.
Since 2012, our Sarajevo exhibition has been traveling the US (another version is traveling Europe) and thanks to The Milton and Rozyln Wolf Foundation and JDC, it went on view in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building 12-16 May 2014. Senator Ben Cardin spoke at the opening, along with State Department Special Envoy Douglas Douglas Davidson, High Representative for Bosnia Ambassador Valentin Inzko, La Beneolencija chairman Jakob Finci, Bosnian Ambassador Jadranka Negodic, and Dr Susan Blaustein.